PEKIN - The number of COVID-19 positive inmates in the Pekin Federal Correctional Institute has grown to 74.


Three more staff member have also tested positive, according to information on the Bureau of Prison’s COVID-19 fact page.


So far eight inmates and nine staff members have recovered.


In the entire Bureau of Prisons system, 1,737 federal inmates and 778 staff members have had positive test COVID-19 tests nationwide. Currently, 14,489 inmates and 1,233 staff have recovered. There have been 126 federal inmate deaths and 2 staff member deaths attributed to COVID-19 disease.