Inmate With COVID-19 Dies at Utah State Prison
DRAPER, Utah – The Utah Department of Corrections announced the death of an inmate who had tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a news release, the 82-year old inmate had several other complicating medical conditions.
An autopsy will determine the exact cause of death, the release said.
The inmate was found dead in his cell Wednesday morning at the Oquirrh 5 facility at the Utah State Prison in Draper. The release said the Oquirrh 5 facility is where the “most medically vulnerable incarcerated individuals reside.” As a result, that area is heavily monitored by medical staff.
According to the release, the inmate tested positive for the coronavirus on October 30. He did not have symptoms up until the time of death.
The release did not name the inmate. His family has been notified.
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