Nash Correctional Offender Dies After Testing Positive For COVID-19

A Nash Correctional Institution offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a hospital.

“We continue to work hard to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our prisons. The health and safety of the staff and the offender population is our top priority,” said Todd Ishee, Commissioner of Prisons.

The offender tested positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 8 and was hospitalized the next day. His condition worsened, and he died on Feb. 15.

The offender was a male in his early-70s who had underlying health conditions. Given his family’s right to privacy and the confidentiality of prison offender records, the Department of Public Safety will not further identify the individual.