Utah State Prison inmate, who tested positive for COVID-19 dies

News
utah state prison_8052977705746582157

DRAPER, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Utah Department of Corrections reported that an inmate at the Utah State Prison has died after previously testing positive for COVID-19.

The inmate, an 82-year-old man, tested positive for the virus on October 30 and had no reported symptoms in the time leading up to his death, according to the Utah Department of Corrections.

He had several other comorbidities that likely contributed to his death, the Utah Department of Corrections said in a release.

The inmate passed away on Wednesday morning.

“The Department’s medical staff continue to heavily monitor incarcerated individuals in outbreak areas with great emphasis on the Oquirrh 5 facility where the prison’s most medically vulnerable incarcerated individuals reside,” the Utah Department of Corrections said in a release.

Click here to download the ABC4 Utah News app for the first alerts on your phone. Sign up for the ABC4 Utah breaking news and daily newsletters.

MORE NEWS:

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

How to Help During the Holidays

More Toys for Tots