MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 64-year-old man who had been incarcerated on the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault has died of COVID. He was receiving therapy at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester when he handed away.
He’s the sixth incarcerated particular person in Minnesota to die of COVID, and the third from the Faribault facility. In response to the Division of Corrections, 26% of Faribault’s 1,783 inmates at present have COVID; 67 workers members have the virus as properly.
Three different inmates throughout the state are in essential situation and receiving ventilator therapy at outdoors hospitals. A number of DOC workers members are additionally in hospitals resulting from COVID.
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“On behalf of the Division of Corrections, I need to lengthen my condolences to the household and buddies of this man,” mentioned Commissioner Paul Schnell. “This man’s dying together with greater than 3,800 others in our state serves as a tragic reminder of the affect of the pandemic. We’re persevering with our aggressive testing and unfold mitigation efforts as we carefully monitor the well being standing and medical wants of those that contract this virus,” Schnell added.
The inmate’s id is being withheld pending full notification of subsequent of kin.