Nearly 40 individuals in Ohio's prison system have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ten of them are inmates — five at Marion Correctional Institution and five at Pickaway Correctional Institution — and 27 are employees. Most of the employees are from Marion.
Gov. Mike DeWine said the state's only federal prison, Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in Columbiana County, has seven inmates with COVID-19. Three have died.
"Elkton's medical staffing is only at 50% of what it should be," DeWine said.
He's sending up to 26 members of the National Guard to Elkton for the next seven to 10 days. They'll help treat patients and bring equipment the staff needs.