The Vermont Department of Corrections announced 38 incarcerated individuals and nine staff members tested positive for COVID-19 at the Northeast Correctional Complex (NECC) in St. Johnsbury during testing conducted Thursday. The incarcerated individuals reside in the same building as the 11 prior positives, the first of whom was confirmed to have the virus in a Jan. 8 test. The building is being treated as a quarantine unit. Fifty-nine incarcerated individuals lived in the building when the outbreak was first detected. The facility remains on full lockdown, contact tracing continues, and Vermont DOC and Vermont Department of Health are coordinating follow-up testing for the entire facility next week. As of Saturday morning, 57 incarcerated individuals are considered positive across five Vermont facilities. Statewide, 72 positive staff cases currently exist across six correctional facilities, six field offices, and the Vermont Correctional Academy.