A 37-year-old person housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana died Thursday morning from unexpected issues subsequent to testing positive for COVID-19, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said.
As per the office, the man, whose name has not been delivered, was set up for prison in August 2017 by the Fullerton Police Department on doubt of crime and endeavored murder. He tried positive for COVID-19 in December 2020 and was taken to a neighborhood hospital on Jan. 6 for treatment.
He is the second Orange County detainee to bite the dust from unexpected issues of COVID-19, and only one of 2,270 who have tried positive for the infection. As of Thursday, there were 61 COVID-19 positive prisoners, the office said.
The in-care death will be audited by OCSD and explored by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.