An 86-year-old Colorado Department of Corrections inmate died Friday at the Sterling Regional Medical Center after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.
The inmate, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital on Monday, according to a DOC news release. He was tested for COVID-19 while at the hospital.
The Logan County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of the inmate’s death.
The Sterling Correctional Facility has been on modified operations because of COVID-19 since April 14, the news release said.
On Wednesday, there were nearly 240 cases of COVID-19 reported at the prison. More than 470 tests for the virus had been administered. It is the largest known outbreak in the state.
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