A 43-year-old under-trial prisoner of Tihar Jail died on Tuesday, a day after he examined constructive for COVID-19, officers stated.
Mohammad Anish, lodged in jail since December 2019 in a case beneath the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, examined constructive for COVID-19 on Monday and was admitted to a jail hospital with gentle signs, they stated.
“On Tuesday morning, his condition deteriorated and he was referred to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in an emergency. Later, he died in the hospital in the afternoon,” Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel stated.
This is the third demise of coronavirus-infected jail inmates in Delhi because the pandemic started final yr. Two COVID-19-positive inmates of Mandoli Jail died on June 15 and July 4 final yr.
According to information shared by the prisons division, 267 inmates have examined constructive for the coronavirus since March 2021. Of them, 22 have recovered and there are 245 lively circumstances.
Ninety-two workers members have examined constructive for the virus since March 2021.
One has recovered and 91 lively circumstances are nonetheless there, in keeping with the information.
The first coronavirus an infection amongst inmates was reported in Rohini Jail on May 13, 2020.
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