ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Six prisoners in Oregon have now died after testing positive for COVID-19, while two inmates in Washington state have died from the disease.
KVAL reports an Oregon Department of Corrections adult in custody died on September 6, 2020. He was incarcerated at the Snake River Correctional Institution and passed away in a local hospital.
He tested positive for COVID-19. He was between 60 and 70 years old. As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified and the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. This is the sixth AIC to die who tested positive for COVID-19.
The Washington state Department of Corrections reports two inmates have died and 449 have tested positive. The deaths were at the Coyote Ridge Correctional Center.
One staff member in Washington state died of the disease and 156 workers tested positive.