PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — A fourth person who tested positive for COVID-19 while incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton has died, state officials said.
The Oregon Department of Corrections said the man who died was between 50 and 60 years old. He is the 16th person to die with COVID-19 while in custody of the Oregon Department of Corrections, the East Oregonian reported.
Because the man was positive for COVID-19, the department is withholding usually reported information following the death of an inmate, such as the person’s name, county of conviction, sentence length, and date of death.
According to an email from Ron Miles, an Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution spokesperson, there are 385 people incarcerated at that prison who have tested positive for the virus as of Oct. 19. Another 41 staff members have tested positive, he said.