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Fifth Maryland inmate dies from coronavirus as the number of cases jumps in some correctional facilities

Maryland prison officials confirmed a fifth inmate death from COVID-19, disclosing that an inmate in his 60s who was being held at the Patuxent Institution died in recent days. 

The update came as the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services released weekly numbers showing increases at several facilities, including jumps at the Metropolitan Transition Center and Central Booking facilities in Baltimore. 

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The system does not identify inmates who die from COVID-19, citing health privacy laws.

The number of infected inmates at MTC jumped from two last Monday to 10 this week. At Central Booking, the number of inmate cases went grew from two to nine, officials said.

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Overall cases – including corrections officers and contract staff – at the facilities grew from 39 at MTC last week to 50 this week, and from 14 to 25 at Central Booking.

The prison system, which says it is updating health officials daily, releases data to the public weekly. 

Cases among corrections officers grew by four at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup, bringing the total to 34. 

There have been 200 confirmed cases among uniformed officers, and no deaths, the system says. 

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