NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — On Friday, Tennessee Department of Corrections officials confirmed another Tennessee inmate has died after testing positive for COVID-19.
A spokesperson for the TDOC tells News 2 the latest death involved an inmate at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex.
The 78-year-old African American reportedly had underlying health conditions. TDOC officials said he tested positive for COVID-19 back on April 20. His cause of death is still pending.
A total of 586 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at the facility.
Earlier this week, an inmate at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center also died after testing positive for the coronavirus.