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10th Oregon inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

The Oregon Department of Corrections Saturday reported an inmate at Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

The inmate was a man between the ages of 75 and 85 years old. His name was not released.

In July, Snake River saw a spike in coronavirus cases, with at least 120 people in custody and 21 staff members testing positive for the virus at the facility.

This is the 10th inmate across all Department of Corrections facilities to die after testing positive for COVID-19, according to the department.

Like with all in-custody deaths, the Oregon State Police have been notified, and the medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

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