Second inmate death confirmed at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center


Prison interior

TROUSDALE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tuesday afternoon News 2 confirmed a second inmate death at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center in Hartsville. 

CoreCivic said that inmate was taken to the hospital last week due to symptoms related to COVID-19. He passed away Tuesday morning.  

The state has been testing all inmates and staff over the last week. Governor Bill Lee hosted a press briefing Tuesday. At that briefing, Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said the Northwest Correctional Complex had 333 inmates with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Test results also showed 151 positive inmate cases at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility. These numbers did not include staff. 

The state saw 3.6% increase in cases overall from yesterday. 

“When you remove those contained populations, the community growth rate day over day is 1.9%, which is entirely consistent with previous trends,” Dr. Piercey said.  

Testing was set to wrap up Tuesday. Results are expected by the end of the week.

COVID-19 in Tennessee

(This reflects what the TDH is reporting each day at 2 p.m. CST )

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