San Quentin faces California's deadliest prison outbreak after latest Covid fatalities

Officials have announced three deaths since Sunday as the state’s oldest prison grapples with 168 positive cases

The Covid-19 death toll at California’s San Quentin state prison hit 22 on Tuesday, in the deadliest of several outbreaks that have hit prisons across the state.

Prison officials announced the most recent death on Tuesday morning. Authorities did not make public the name of the victim but said the prisoner died at a hospital. Over the weekend, authorities had announced the 20th and 21st deaths. The first announcement was of the death of Orlando Romero, the ninth person on San Quentin’s death row to die of Covid complications. The identity of the other victim – whose death was announced the same day – has not been released.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: San Quentin faces California's deadliest prison outbreak after latest Covid fatalities ———

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