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Connecticut Prison Inmate Dies Of COVID For First Time Since May

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A Connecticut prison inmate has died of COVID-19 for the first time since the pandemic was near its peak in the spring. 

The 45-year-old inmate at Osborn Correctional Institution was taken to an outside hospital in October and died on Wednesday. He was the first inmate in the state to die of COVID-19 since May 26.

The Connecticut Department of Correction said it just finished a third round of mass testing of all prison inmates in the state. Just under 1 percent tested positive for COVID-19.

The state is currently keeping about 20 inmates with COVID-19 at a medical isolation unit in the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution.