Twelfth Delaware inmate dies with COVID-19
Another inmate at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center has died after contracting COVID-19.
The state Department of Correction announced Wednesday that 54-year-old Jose Rivera died of complications from asthma, allergic rhinitis osteoarthritis and COVID-19.
He’s the 12th person incarcerated in Delaware to die with the virus.
A total of 262 inmates—mostly at Vaughn and Howard R. Young Correctional Institution—currently have the virus. Officials say only 27 of them are symptomatic. Thirteen are hospitalized.