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North Carolina inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 dies

An elderly North Carolina prison inmate with pre-existing conditions and a positive COVID-19 test has died, officials said.

A news release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety on Wednesday said the 80-year-old unidentified inmate died at the Central Prison hospital on Tuesday.

According to the news release, the inmate tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 14 and was in the hospital when his condition worsened. Officials didn’t specify what the pre-existing conditions were, and cited confidentiality of offender records and the family’s right to privacy in not identifying him.

The department reports the death was the third at the prison related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the 21st in the state prison system.

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