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Sixth inmate in Virginia dies from COVID-19

For the third straight day, Virginia health authorities are reporting a drop in the state’s...
For the third straight day, Virginia health authorities are reporting a drop in the state’s number of new coronavirus cases.(Associated Press)
Updated: May. 25, 2020 at 10:33 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Corrections reports a sixth Virginia inmate has died due to COVID-19.

According to the information posted on VADOC’s site, the death was reported at Buckingham Correctional Center. This is the second death at that facility - it previously reported the state’s fourth inmate death.

According to VADOC, the inmate who died was a 54-year-old man with underlying health conditions that included hypertension, asthma and hyperlipidemia. He died on May 21 after being hospitalized on April 28.

He was serving a sentence for rape and aggravated sexual battery of a child under 13 years old. His expected release year was 2037.

Find more information on inmate testing, cases and deaths here.

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