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24th prisoner to die from COVID-19 complications at SC prison

Two inmates died over the weekend from covid-19 related complications
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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Another inmate has died from COVID-19 complications according to officials. 

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) announced the death today of an offender from Broad River Correctional Institution, who was positive for COVID-19. 

Marvin Meek, 64, who was terminally ill, died in palliative care at the institution Monday, Sept. 14. 

He tested positive for the coronavirus on Sept. 3. 

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As of today, 360 offenders and 59 staff members at Broad River have tested positive for COVID19. 

Of those, 333 offenders and 33 staff are active cases; 21 offenders and 26 staff members have recovered. 

SCDC, with 16,212 offenders, has had 1,993 offenders test positive for the coronavirus systemwide. 

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Of those, 1,176 have recovered and 795 are active cases. There are 89 active staff cases. 

This is the department’s 24th inmate death associated with the virus.