Rikers Island inmate dies of coronavirus

AmNews Staff Reports | 4/6/2020, 11:44 a.m.
Weeks after the first inmate coronavirus diagnosis at Rikers, a detainee died Sunday at at Bellevue Hospital, officials said.
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Weeks after the first inmate coronavirus diagnosis at Rikers, a detainee died Sunday at at Bellevue Hospital, officials said.

Hundreds of inmates had been released from city jails to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Prisons and jails are considered a potential epicenter the pandemic because many people share space.

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