The Oregon Department of Corrections on Friday reported a third incarcerated person has died of COVID-19 inside the state’s prison system.
A man incarcerated at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution died at a local hospital Thursday, the agency said. He tested positive for coronavirus. He was between 60 and 70 years old.
As with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified and the medical examiner will determine the man’s cause of death.
The Department of Corrections reported its first death of an inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 back in May, at the Oregon State Penitentiary. The second death occurred earlier this month at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario.