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COVID Is Spreading Like Wildfire in ICE Facilities (MedPage Today)

Decarceration, reducing transfers, and public health measures can help

In recent months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reported higher-than-ever rates of COVID-19 among people in its custody. Since February, the COVID-19 positivity rate among those held by ICE has doubled. Today, according to our tracking of the outbreaks, the positivity rate among people in ICE detention is more than 50 times the positivity rate of the U.S. population at large.

Theresa Cheng, MD, JD, MedPage Today

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