Singrauli: 14 women inmates have been found to be coronavirus positive. Days ago, they were shifted to Shahdol jail from a prison in Singrauli district in Madhya Pradesh

Shahdol district jail superintendent GK Neti said the 14 women inmates were shifted to Shahdol Medical College on Tuesday evening.

The women inmates, including 13 undertrials and a convict, were shifted from Baidhan jail on August 9 as it was overcrowded, he said.

He added that one of the infected prisoners has an 18-month-old child with her, whose samples were taken, and report is awaited.

"A total of 25 women prisoners are currently lodged in Shahdol Jail but none of them had coronavirus symptoms," the jail superintendent said.