12th inmate dies of COVID-19 at Coldwater jail facility | Information

The Michigan Division of Corrections has confirmed that one other particular person has died from COVID-19 issues on the Lakeland Correctional Facility.



COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) – Testing on over 1,400 prisoners on the Lakeland Correctional Facility for COVID-19 by the Michigan Division of Corrections has concluded.

As of Sunday, there have been 785 optimistic exams whereas 618 have been destructive.


The M.D.O.C. additionally introduced on Sunday 12th prisoner at Lakeland has died from the virus. One other 15 prisoners stay in a step down unit and are not thought-about contagious. 

M.D.O.C. Public Data Officer Chris Gautz says they’re shifting prisoners round to totally different items which are higher geared up to satisfy their medical wants.  Moreover, they’re splitting the ability into separate items to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19. 

They’re additionally transferring prisoneres who examined optimistic who produce other underlying or continual circumstances to newer services which are close to increased stage medical services.  For instance, they’ve been moved nearer to main hospitals in Ann Arbor or Lansing. 


The most important proportion (~80%) of the positives are asymptomatic. 

Gautz says previous to embarking on the mass testing the M.D.O.C. moved giant shipments of PPE to make sure guards wereprotected and that their employees had full PPE for his or her interactions which ensured that it was contained and secure. 

Gautz added they need to reassure everybody they’ve taken the mandatory precautions to stop the unfold of thevirus into the neighborhood. 


This text was initially written by Jim Measel