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An Alabama inmate who died on Aug. 1 tested positive for COVID-19 after his death, the Alabama Department of Public Health announced Friday, and testing data from the department shows there was an outbreak of the disease in the prison around the time he was taken to a hospital. 

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC), Scottie Johnson, 45, who had preexisting medical conditions, was taken from Bullock Correctional Facility to a local hospital on July 31, “for care ostensibly unrelated to COVID-19.” He tested negative for COVID-19 at the hospital, ADOC said in a statement, but tested positive during an autopsy. 

In just more than two weeks time, after Johnson was taken to the hospital, 41 inmates and two workers at Bullock prison also tested positive for COVID-19, according to the…



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