First Maryland Inmate Dies Of COVID-19
The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) has reported the death of an inmate at one of the state prisons.
The inmate whose identity is been protected for privacy reasons is described to be a male in his 60s, housed at the Jessup Correctional Institution.
It was also reported to have been hospitalized for several weeks with a serious underlying medical condition according to the department.
The department confirmed a total of 93 cases of COVID-19, which includes 18 inmates, 47 correctional officers, 22 contractual staff, one health employee, two administrative employees, and three parole and probation officers.
Of the 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Jessup Correctional Institution has 33 cases. 10 inmates, 13 officers, and 10 contractual employees. Jessup Correctional Institution has the most cases, with 33 total. 10 are inmates, 13 are officers and 10 are contract employees.
The state is also witnessing a rise in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, with nearly 9000 cases and 262 deaths, as the state and local government keeps working hard to flatten the curve.