As many as thirty-seven inmates of the Beur Central Prison tested positive for Coronavirus on Tuesday, officials said. Mass testing was ordered after an inmate tested positive for the virus last week.  

"Ex-MLA Ranveer Yadav had developed symptoms. The rapid antigen test report was positive. Subsequently, mass testing was ordered. More than 800 inmates underwent RT-PCR tests on Saturday and Sunday. Reports came out yesterday with 37 of them

testing positive", the jail superintendent told PTI.

The former MLA has since been shifted to a hospital while the other inmates who have tested positive were kept in an isolation ward inside the jail, Kumar said.

The state has been reporting more than 100 cases for the past few days, more than half of these in the capital district. The state's active caseload had on Monday reached 774, according to the health department. 
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