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Coronavirus-related death reported at California Men’s Colony

California Men's Colony
California Men's Colony

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. - An inmate at the California Men's Colony has died from COVID-19. It's the first coronavirus-related death connected to the prison.

They died in the hospital on Sept. 1, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

A death is considered to be coronavirus-related when a death certificate is processed that lists COVID-19 as the cause or a significant contributing factor.

The person's identity will not be released.

This is the first person incarcerated at the prison to die from the disease.

There are currently 109 active cases at the prison. Six people who are considered to be contagious have been released from the prison.

For a breakdown of cases at the prison, click here.

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