Sixth inmate in Virginia dies from COVID-19

Sixth inmate in Virginia dies from COVID-19
The Virginia Department of Corrections reports a sixth Virginia inmate has died due to COVID-19. (Source: Associated Press)

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.

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