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Twelfth Kansas prison inmate with COVID-19 has died

December 20, 2020 GMT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prison officials say a twelfth inmate with COVID-19 has died.

The state Corrections Department said Saturday that a 62-year-old man who had been held at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility died Friday. He had been hospitalized with the virus since Nov. 23. Officials said he also had other health concerns that contributed to his condition.

The inmate, who was not identified, had been serving a nearly 13-year sentence for aggravated indecent liberties with a child. He had been incarcerated since March 2013.

Officials said this was the third COVID-19 related death at the Hutchinson prison. The Reno County Health Department reports 18 active cases of the virus at the prison, and 1,499 inmates have recovered from the virus.