A 58-year-old man incarcerated at a Colorado jail died Tuesday after experiencing signs of COVID-19, the Colorado Division of Corrections introduced Thursday.
The person, whom the division didn’t identify citing medical privateness legal guidelines, was transported from the Fremont Correctional Facility to a Cañon Metropolis hospital on Oct. 14 after exhibiting signs of the virus. He died on the Littleton Adventist Hospital and is the fourth Colorado inmate to die of the virus.
“The Division has additionally been conducting inmate surveillance testing with the intention to determine and quarantine those that are constructive to mitigate the unfold of the virus throughout the amenities,” spokeswoman Annie Skinner mentioned in a information launch. “The overwhelming majority of inmates which have examined constructive have been asymptomatic or have had very delicate signs.”
Folks incarcerated on the Fremont Correctional Facility have been locked down of their cells since Oct. 6 in an effort to cease the unfold of the virus. The inmates are allowed out solely to bathe or use the restroom, in accordance with the information launch.
The three different deaths all occurred within the Sterling Correctional Facility, which at one level had the biggest outbreak within the state. In complete, 1,414 inmates at Colorado prisons have examined constructive for the coronavirus since March. All however 280 of these individuals have recovered, in accordance with information revealed by the Colorado Division of Corrections. About 104 jail employees even have energetic COVID-19 instances, in accordance with the division’s information.
Throughout the state, outbreaks proceed at 19 jails, prisons and midway homes, in accordance with state outbreak information revealed Wednesday. Tons of of incarcerated individuals have examined constructive in addition to dozens of employees members who work on the amenities.