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Short Update: UK Prison and Probation Service releases the latest COVID-19 statistics

FairTrialsAdmin - August 4, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Prison conditions, Prisoner releases

On 31 July 2020, HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) released its latest weekly COVID-19 statistics in the prisons, updated to 24 July 2020. Since 17 July, one further prison or youth custody service site has confirmed cases of COVID-19.

There have been 44 deaths since the start of the pandemic among HMPPS service users. No COVID-19 deaths were recorded since 29 May 2020.  

530 prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, with the number of new confirmed cases increasing by fewer than 10 each week since 19 June. 253 prisoners have been released under COVID-19 temporary release schemes.

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