Virginia Department of Corrections announces sixth inmate death from COVID-19


BUCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) announced a sixth inmate has died of COVID-19 in state correctional facilities.

According to the VADOC’s announcement, the death was at Buckingham Correctional Center, which is now reporting two offender deaths as a result of the virus. This center also had the fourth inmate death from COVID-19 in the Commonwealth.

In total, 955 inmates and 85 staff members at state facilities have caught the coronavirus as of Friday, May 22.

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