Day – Two Connecticut prisoners die of COVID-19 complications

Day - Two Connecticut prisoners die of COVID-19 complications

A 67-year-old man, who had “several underlying comorbidities,” was receiving care in the unit since Dec. 27 and had been taken to a hospital on Dec. 29, the department said. He died Sunday. He was being held in lieu of a $750,000 bond in connection with a home invasion and had last entered the correctional system on Feb. 25, 2019, the department said.  

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  • A 54-year-old man who was receiving care in the medical isolation unit since Jan. 1, “became unresponsive during a medical evaluation” on Jan. 4, the department said in the release. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, where he died. He had last entered the correctional system in July and was being held in lieu of a $650,000 bond on a first-degree robbery charge, according to the department.

  • “This sad news only strengthens my resolve to continue the Agency’s fight to combat the spread of this stubborn virus,” Commissioner Angel Quiros said in a statement. “My condolences go out to the families of the two departed individuals.”

According to DOC data last updated Friday, a total of 24 inmates have died due to COVID-19.

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