DOC: Inmate dies due to issues regarding coronavirus

SOMERS, CT (WFSB) — An inmate has died due to issues involving coronavirus, the branch of Corrections said on Wednesday.

The 45-year-old man had been transferred from the Osborn Correctional establishment to an outdoor sanatorium for medicine returned on Oct. 15.

because of privacy laws, the person’s name isn’t being released.

He turned into entered into the correctional gadget in October of 2018, and turned into serving a 3-12 months sentence.

His optimum unlock date became set for August of 2021 and he turned into now not eligible for parole except may additionally of next yr.

a further inmate passed away due to issues linked to the coronavirus on may additionally 26.

connected: 7th inmate dies from COVID-19 issues

In a statement, Commissioner Designate Angel Quiros stated “this is a sobering reminder that we cannot let our shelter down when it comes to the coronavirus. we can proceed to take the essential precautions to restrict its spread inside our amenities. My condolences go out to his family and spouse and children.”

the department. of Corrections noted at present there are about 9,300 incarcerated individuals and 20 of them presently have signs linked to coronavirus.

Its positivity fee is simply below 1 p.c.

those 20 individuals are recovering within the branch’s clinical Isolation Unit located at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional establishment.