29th inmate in the state dies of COVID-19

BEND, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Corrections says an inmate incarcerated at Deer Ridge Correctional Institution died from COVID-19 this afternoon.

It says the inmate was between 55 and 66 years old.

The DOC says anyone entering it’s properties are required to wear a mask.

It says institutions continue to clean and disinfect numerous times a day.

This brings the number of in custody deaths in Oregon to 29.

There have been 2,904 positive cases of COVID-19 department wide.

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Mariah Mills
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor's Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology. In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she's not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.
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