The offender tested positive on Dec. 17. He was hospitalized on Dec. 24. His condition worsened, and he died on Jan 11th according to a press release.
The offender was a male in his mid-70s who had underlying health conditions. Given his family’s right to privacy and the confidentiality of prison offender records, the Department of Public Safety will not further identify the individual.
Five inmates at the facility have died of COVID-19 associated symptoms since the beginning of the pandemic.