RICHMOND — A team of federal scientists arrived Monday at an immigration detention center in Farmville, Va., to begin addressing the worst outbreak of the novel coronavirus at any such facility in the country, according to the office of Gov. Ralph Northam (D).

The 10-person team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will work with the local health department to assess and manage the crisis, Northam’s office said Monday.

One detainee at the privately run facility who had covid-19 died last week. Nearly all of the 298 detainees are being monitored for infection, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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