INDIANA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – A state prison in western Pennsylvania is reporting its first inmate death due to COVID-19.
SCI Pine Grove and the Department of Corrections confirm that the 38-year-old inmate died at a hospital.
He had been incarcerated at the facility in Indiana, Pennsylvania for nearly two years.
SCI Pine Grove reports 10 active inmate cases and eight active staff cases.
Prison officials say COVID-positive inmates are put in isolation at the prison or hospitals.
Infected staff must isolate at home and cannot return to work until they are medically cleared.