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ICE Detainee Tests Positive For COVID-19 At Adelanto Detention Center

Adelanto U.S. Immigration and Enforcement Processing Center. (Chris Carlson/AP)
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An immigrant detainee at the Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County has tested positive for COVID-19.

It’s the first reported case of a detainee at the facility.

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the detainee is a 38-year-old national of Belize. ICE said the patient has been quarantined and is receiving care, and that ICE detainees continue to be tested for COVID-19 "in line with CDC guidance."

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In court filings, an ICE official said that 15 detainees at the facility had been tested for the virus as of May 14. As of last week, the Adelanto facility held about 1,100 people.

In addition to the detainee who tested positive, the agency said that an ICE employee and a contract employee at the facility have also tested positive for the virus.