The Walker-Sayle prison unit is on lockdown for the second time in recent months after a spike in COVID-19 active cases. The prison has 21 active cases and 49 individuals have recovered as of November 19.
While many parts of the country are experiencing increase cases of COVID-19 Stephens County has been stable, fluctuating from the high 30’s to the mid 40s.
Stephens County has seen a week of fluctuation in active cases of the COVID-19 virus.
Texas topped 1 million COVID-19 cases as some counties reimposed restrictions that had been loosened after this summer’s spike.
While the bars at Walker-Sayle prison keeps inmates in, it cannot keep out COVID-19 as positive cases have spiked in the recent weeks. According to the daily Stephens Memorial Hospital update, as of Nov. 11 there were 19 active cases. By the next day 49 offenders recovered. The progression started with two active cases on Friday, November 6. The numbers rose on Monday, November 9 with seven active cases. The following day numbers reached to 17.