ELKTON, Ohio — Officials at Elkton Prison near Youngstown say an inmate has died from a suspected case of coronavirus.
That inmate, 53-year-old Woodrow Taylor, had been awaiting test results.
Three other inmates at the prison have tested positive for COVID-19 and another 80 other inmates are showing symptoms, according to Joseph Mayle, the president of the union that represents officers at Elkton.
Inmate Woodrow Taylor was evaluated by institutional medical staff and transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation due to the inability to maintain a sufficient oxygen saturation and shortness of breath.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, "His condition quickly declined and he was placed on a ventilator. On Thursday, April 2, 2020, Mr. Taylor, who had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions, which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease, was pronounced dead by hospital staff. While at the local hospital, Mr. Taylor was tested for COVID19; however, test results were still pending at the time of his death.
Mr. Taylor was a 53 year-old male serving a 60 month sentence for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of Cocaine. He had been in custody at FSL Elkton since April 29, 2019."
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