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Inmate at Aberdeen prison dies from COVID-19 complications

Inmate at Aberdeen prison dies from COVID-19 complications

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ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — A second inmate at an Aberdeen prison has died from complications of COVID-19, the state Department of Corrections said Sunday.

The Stafford Creek inmate had been transferred to a healthcare facility after contracting the virus and died on Saturday, officials said. The prisoner’s name has not been released.

Prison officials report Stafford Creek has had 770 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 30 days out of the 1,830 inmates that are housed there. Prisoners have been on restricted movements since early December in an effort to prevent the virus’ spread.

The first inmate died on Dec. 10.

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