Two more dead from COVID-19 at Minnesota Correctional Facilities
By Paul Vold firstname.lastname@example.org (1/12/21)
(Minnesota) — Two more individuals have died as a result of COVID-19 in Minnesota Correctional Facilities.
A client of the Minnesota Sex Offenders Program in Moose Lake died Friday, January 1st, marking the third COVID-related death among clients at MSOP facilities. Prior deaths took place December 2nd and 9th. Currently there are no active COVID-19 cases among the 740 civilly committed clients at MSOP facilities in Moose Lake and St. Peter.
A 57-year-old man incarcerated at MCF-Faribault died at the Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis as a result of COVID-19. The identity of the man is being withheld pending full notification of next of kin. Three other incarcerated men remain in critical condition in area hospitals being treated for COVID-related illness.
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has begun to vaccinate healthcare staff and vulnerable incarcerated people who are in long-term care settings. The vaccine is being provided in phases as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health.