A Deer Ridge inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, according to a release Friday from the prison.
The inmate, who was between 55 and 65 years old, died Friday.
The name has not been released per Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) policy regarding in-custody deaths during the COVID pandemic.
As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
Department-wide, this is the 20th inmate to die who tested positive for COVID-19, according to the DOC.
The DOC is reporting 107 active inmate cases at Deer Ridge; the prison has reported 173 total cases there to date. At least 31 employees have tested positive, according to the agency.
For more information on COVID-19 cases inside Oregon’s prisons, you can visit DOC’s COVID-19 website.
The agency is responsible for the care and custody of 13,100 adults in custody who are incarcerated in 14 institutions across the state.