Marion County correctional officer tests positive for coronavirus, officials say

An employee at the Marion Correctional Institution Work Camp has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

They said that the employee has been out of work for eight days and will not return until a full recovery is documented by a medical professional and the Department of Health.

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 Several officers across Central Florida has tested positive for coronavirus, including a Flagler police officer and an Orlando police officer.

Cases of coronavirus continue to rise in the state, as positive cases now exceed 1,200.

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This story was written in Orlando, Florida.