First coronavirus-related death announced by Indiana DOC facility

Coronavirus Watch Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WXIN/WEHT) — The Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) announced their first COVID-19-related death Tuesday.

According to IDOC, an offender at the Westville Correctional Facility located in Westville, Indiana, died late in the evening on Monday, April 13.

Officials said the offender was a male over the age of 70, who did not have any indications of the illness.

He reported experiencing chest pains and trouble breathing on Monday, and was then taken to a local hospital by ambulance, where he later died.

IDOC said the offender tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital.

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(This story was originally published on April 15, 2020)

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