Inmate Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms Dies At Hospital

Monday, September 7th 2020, 6:34 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said an inmate with COVID-19 related symptoms has died.

The unidentified inmate is a middle-aged woman who was being housed at the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center (EWCC) serving a sentence for 85% crimes when she became sick, according to a news release sent Monday.

ODOC said the woman passed away Saturday, September 5. Due to several other health issues the medical examiner’s office will determine if COVID-19 was a significant factor in her death.  

EWCC is one of several ODOC facilities declared a COVID hotspot, officials said.

To date, ODOC has received no death reports from the medical examiner’s office citing death due to COVID-19.

According to the news release, ODOC has practiced numerous measures to ensure the health of inmates and staff including mandating all wear masks.