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Local Prison Inmate Dies from COVID-19

(Westville, IN) - A Westville prison inmate has died from coronavirus.

According to the Indiana Department of Correction, the man was over 70

and complained of chest pains and difficulty breathing Monday.

He was taken to a hospital then after dying tested positive, officials said.

Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box said the state has been

focusing hard on preventing infection at prisons, nursing home and other

facilities statewide where people congregate in large numbers due to the higher

risk of the virus spreading in those locations.

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