Second CMC inmate death linked to COVID-19

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Posted at 8:44 AM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 11:44:47-04

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony died last week from what officials say appear to be complications related to COVID-19.

The inmate was reportedly hospitalized at the time of their death on Oct. 22 and is the second CMC inmate to die from reported COVID-19 complications.

To date, 304 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among CMC inmates, according to the CDCR, but only two remain active.

Six people were reportedly released with active cases and two deaths have been reported.

Seventy-eight staff cases have been reported and CDCR says 53 people have since returned to work.

Since the pandemic began, 15,380 inmates within the CDCR system tested positive for COVID-19. Reports show 198 of those cases were discovered within the last two weeks.

Related: CDCR reports reduced populations at facilities statewide