A holding facility for federal inmates is experiencing another COVID-19 outbreak.

The Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center on Thursday had 58 open positive cases involving inmates, one of the highest totals among the 109 Bureau of Prisons facilities with active cases.

The Federal Transfer Center had eight open positive cases involving staff, according to statistics released daily by the Bureau of Prisons.

One inmate died during the first outbreak at the facility near Will Rogers World Airport.

Texas sex offender Douglas Allen Reid, 56, became ill after arriving at the Federal Transfer Center in March and died May 2 at an Oklahoma hospital, according to the bureau. The Federal Transfer Center serves as a holding facility for inmates being moved across the country.

Almost 100 other inmates who tested positive while at the Federal Transfer Center are now listed as recovered.

Nationwide, almost 1,500 federal inmates and 648 BOP staff currently have confirmed positive test results for COVID-19, according to the bureau. Almost, 10,500 federal inmates are listed as recovered. The death toll for federal inmates stood at 117 Thursday.

One inmate and six staff have confirmed active cases at the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno.

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