State Reports Second Prison Inmate Death
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced Tuesday that it has recorded its second death related to the COVID-19 virus.
The agency reported that the victim was an inmate in his 60s who had a number of serious underlying medical
conditions. He had been living at Jessup Correctional Institution prior to being hospitalized on April 13. He died Monday night.
Citing privacy rules, the agency released no further information about the man who died.
The first inmate who died under state custody earlier this month was also a man in his 60s with underlying medical conditions who had been housed at Jessup.
Maryland health officials announced Tuesday that the number of known COVID-19 cases in the state had surpassed 20,000 — hitting 20,113. Maryland reported 71 new coronavirus-releated deaths, bringing the confirmed total to 929. Another 87 states are suspected to be related to the virus, which would put the total above 1,000.