Three More Oregon Inmates Die After Testing Positive For COVID-19
January 21, 2021 4:24PM PST
SALEM, Ore. (AP) – State officials say three more people who were incarcerated in Oregon prisons have died after contracting COVID-19.
The Oregon Department of Corrections said Thursday that two men at Two Rivers Correctional Institution who were both between 70 and 80 years old died at a local hospital this week.
Officials also said a man who was between 55 and 65 years old at Oregon State Penitentiary died Thursday at a nearby hospital.
Officials say he was the 36th person to die in Oregon prisons after testing positive for COVID-19.
Officials say the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the Medical Examiner will determine cause of death, which is standard practice.