Second State Prison Inmate In One Week Dies After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Sep 11, 2020

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Thursday reported the death of a second inmate who tested positive for COVID-19.

The male inmate from Joseph Harp Correctional Center in Lexington was admitted to an Oklahoma City hospital more than a week ago with COVID-19-related symptoms and died on Wednesday, the agency reported. The man’s name was not released.

In a statement, DOC said, "The man had signed a do not resuscitate directive and requested the hospital withdraw all treatment."

"The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death," the statement concluded.

A female inmate from the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center in Taft died Saturday after testing positive for the coronavirus.