An inmate in the Department of Correction system has died of complications related to COVID-19, department officials said Friday
Officials said the 44-year-old man was transferred from the MacDougall-Walker Medical Isolation Unit to the hospital on October 15. He died Friday. Officials said the man had underlying conditions.
This is the ninth COVID-19-related inmate death reported since the pandemic began, according to the department's COVID-19 dashboard.
The man entered the system in June 2002 and was serving a 27-year sentence for sexual assault.
“This is a solemn reminder that we must continue to do everything under our power to limit the spread of this persistent virus – we cannot not ease up on our efforts,” said Commissioner Designate Angel Quiros. “My condolences go out to his family.”
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