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 )