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Inmate dies with COVID-19 at Miami Correctional Facility

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Posted at 1:32 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 13:32:27-05

BUNKER HILL — An inmate at the Miami Correctional Facility has died with COVID-19, according to the Indiana Department of Correction.

The total death toll from the novel coronavirus among offenders and staff members at Indiana prisons now stands at 34, according to numbers released by the IDOC.

Three state prison staff members and 31 offenders statewide have died with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19.

According to the IDOC numbers, there have been tests administered to 3,449 staff members with 779 positive cases. There have been 9,358 tests administered to offenders with 1,864 positive cases. Currently, 737 inmates are in quarantine, while 303 are in isolation with COVID-19.

To date, nine inmates have died at New Castle, eight at Plainfield, six at Westville, four at Miami and four at Pendleton. The Indiana Women's Prison, Putnamville and Wabash Valley have each reported one staff member death.

New Castle has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19 among inmates with 308, along with 58 staff members. Westville has had 269 inmates and 122 staff members test positive, according to IDOC.