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Twelfth Delaware inmate dies with COVID-19

Sophia Schmidt
Delaware Public Media

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. 


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