MEDFORD, Ore-- Across the state today, two Oregon prisons have reported that two adults-in-custody(AIC) have died after testing positive for Covid-19.
The first prison to report an in-custody death was Deer Ridge Correctional Institution, where the Oregon Department of Corrections(DOC) says that a man was between the age of 55 and 65 years old.
In the original report, the DOC stated that this man was the twenty-eighth AIC to die in the custody of Deer Ridge, after testing positive for Covid-19. However a few hours later, the DOC said that this was a mistake and that the man that passed away today was actually the prison's twenty-ninth adult-in-custody to die after testing positive for coronavirus.
Later in the afternoon, around six at night, Two Rivers Correctional Institution reported that it had lost another AIC after testing positive for coronavirus. This is the prison's thirtieth AIC to die who tested positive for the virus.
The man was reportedly between 75 and 85 years old.
As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and a medical examiner will determine the cause of death.