Jharsuguda: As many as 68 Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) of the sub-jail here have tested positive for the deadly virus Covid-19.
Swab sample of around 282 UTPs were sent for RT-PCR test in four phases out of which 68 have tested positive.
Meanwhile, the contracted inmates have been shifted to the Covid Care Centre inside the premises of the jail and are under supervision, informs Jailer.
The entire jail premises has been sanitised by the authorities.
Yesterday, 46 Under Trial Prisoners (UTPs) of Mandal Jail in Berhampur had tested positive for Covid-19.