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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.

Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.