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Pima County jail inmate dies; Was hospitalized with COVID-19

September 26, 2021 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — An inmate at the Pima County jail in Tucson has died after being hospitalized for COVID-19, according to authorities.

County sheriff’s officials said the inmate was taken to a hospital on Sept. 6 after testing positive for the virus.

Deputies were told Saturday afternoon that the man he had been pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s officials saiy the inmate’s name is being withheld until his relatives are notified.

They said the man was booked into jail on July 25 after being extradited from Maine to Pima County for two probation-violation warrants on narcotics charges.