MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A second Minnesota inmate died after testing positive for COVID-19, state correctional officials said Saturday.
Leroy Wallace Bergstrom, 71, died in a hospital Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Bergstrom tested positive for COVID-19 on June 10, the department said. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is pending.
Bergstrom was an inmate at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault, another Faribault inmate, Adrian Raymaar Keys, 43, died Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. The Department of Corrections said a person incarcerated in Minnesota remains hospitalized.
The first case of COVID-19 in Faribault prison was reported on June 3. The department has been testing all inmates of facility personnel. As of Friday, 4,892 inmate tests had been conducted at the Faribault facility, with 206 positive tests. Most of those who tested positive do not experience symptoms. The facility currently houses 1,718 men.
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