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Fremont County inmate dies at hospital after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

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Posted at 5:28 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 19:28:51-05

FREMONT COUNTY — The Colorado Department of Corrections has reported that an inmate from Fremont County died Tuesday at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

The CDOC said the inmate was a 57-year-old male. Due to medical privacy laws, the inmate has not been identified.

The Fremont Correctional Facility has been on Phase III operations since 10/6/2020, according to the CDOC.

In coordination with medical and public health experts, the CDOC has been conducting regular staff testing over the last several months. The Department has also been conducting inmate surveillance testing in order to identify and quarantine those who are positive to mitigate the spread of the virus within the facilities. The vast majority of inmates that have tested positive have been asymptomatic or have had very mild symptoms, according to the CDOC.

The facility has continued to undergo extensive cleaning multiple times a day and staff and inmates are all required to wear face coverings in the facility at all times, the CDOC said.

Additional information about the CDOC’s operational response to COVID can be found at: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdoc/covid-19-faq-and-

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