3rd COVID-19 Montana prison inmate death confirmed

Posted at 10:31 AM, Nov 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 12:31:36-05

HELENA - The Montana Department of Corrections announced Friday that an inmate has died due to a COVID-19 related illness.

The 62-year-old Montana State Prison inmate died at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula on Wednesday, according to a press release.

No further information will be released in regards to the death.

The death is the third Montana inmate to die from COVID-19.

DOC said that while the death occurred in Missoula County, it will be attributed to Powell County where the Montana State Prison is located.

“The Montana Department of Corrections extends its condolences to this individual’s family and friends,” DOC Director Reginald D. Michael said in a statement.

A total of 401 inmates have been infected since COVID-19 was first detected at the Montana State Prison in mid-October.

DOC report that as of Friday there were 112 active COVID-19 cases.

Additional information about COVID-19 from the Montana Department of Corrections can be found here.