DENVER (AP) — An inmate at a prison in southern Colorado died while being treated at a hospital after showing symptoms of the coronavirus, the state corrections department said Thursday. The 58-year-old man, who had been held at the Fremont Correctional Facility near Canon City, died Tuesday at Littleton Adventist Hospital, where he was transferred after being initially brought to a Canon City area hospital on Oct. 14, the department said.
He is the fourth Colorado inmate to die since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The other inmates were held at the Sterling Correctional Facility and died earlier in the outbreak.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: State Now Offering To Create Vaccination Events At Businesses
The man’s name cannot be released because of medical privacy laws, the department said in a press release.READ MORE: Mobile Home Park Residents Return Home As Barricaded Suspect Who Fired A Gun Surrenders To Aurora Police
Just over 1,400 Colorado inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus but all but 280 have since recovered according to the department’s latest update.MORE NEWS: David Torrez Gets 45 Years After Shooting Estranged Wife's Companion 7 Times
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