CORRECTION to Oct. 7 story on COVID in ICE detention facilities

EDS: Clients who used a Cronkite News story slugged CNS-LaPalma-COVID-19 that moved Wednesday, Oct. 7, under a PHOENIX dateline are asked to run the following correction. The error occurred in the second graf of the original story. The changes make clear the numbers used are cumulative numbers, not “active” cases as the original article stated. Additional clarifications have been added throughout the story. A corrected version of the story has been posted here.

PHOENIX – An Oct. 7 Cronkite News story on La Palma Correctional Center, a privately run immigration detention center in Eloy, mischaracterized the status of COVID-19 cases in the facility. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement reported 400 cumulative cases as of Oct. 7. The agency reported 26 confirmed active cases.