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St Paul (KROC AM News) - Another Minnesota state prison inmate has died after contracting COVID-19.

The Minnesota Department of Corrections says the 57-year-old died Saturday.

He had been an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Rush City.
The man’s identity is being withheld pending full notification of next of kin.

This is the fifth COVID-related death of an incarcerated person in the Minnesota DOC system since the pandemic began and the first involving an inmate at the Rush City prison. The DOC says the site currently has 49 COVID-positive incarcerated people, and 21 COVID-positive staff.

Two incarcerated people from other facilities are currently in critical condition and receiving ventilator treatment at outside hospitals.

Several DOC staff members are currently hospitalized due to COVID.


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