Lee State Prison Inmate Dies, 4 Staff Members Test Positive for COVID-19


A prisoner at Lee State Prison in Leesburg has died after being hospitalized for coronavirus.

According to a news release from the Georgia Department of Corrections, the 49-year-old offender died around 6:45 p.m. Thursday after being hospitalized since March 15.

Here’s the status of the rest of Lee State Prison:

  • 2 offenders were hospitalized after testing positive on March 20
  • 3 offenders tested positive between March 25-27. They are asymptomatic and in isolation
  • 1 offender was hospitalized for flu-like symptoms on March 22, test results are pending
  • 13 other offenders are in medical isolation after exhibiting flu-like symptoms, only 2 have been tested for coronavirus
  • 4 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, 3 are asymptomatic and quarantining at home and the other is in the hospital



By: 13 WMAZ StaffPublished:  13 WMAZ

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