An inmate held at a state prison in Chino died in a hospital Saturday, Sept. 26, of coronavirus-related complications, officials said.
The man’s identity was not immediately released. He is the 22nd inmate of the California Institution for Men whose death has been linked to COVID-19.
There were 116 inmates at CIM infected with the virus as of Saturday evening, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation statistics. More than 100 of those are new cases were reported in the past 14 days.
A total of 2,147 inmates statewide are currently diagnosed with COVID-19, and 61 have died. The largest outbreak as of Saturday evening was happening at Folsom State Prison, where 527 active cases were reported. Of those patients, 518 were diagnosed in the past two weeks.
No coronavirus-related deaths have been recorded at the facility so far.