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Inmate at Ellsworth Correctional Facility dies after testing positive for COVID-19

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Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 8:12 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - An inmate at Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) has died after testing positive for COVID-19.

Officials said on Monday, the inmate is the sixth resident death related to COVID-19 in Kansas, the first at ECF.

The resident tested positive on September 26 at which time he was moved to the Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) COVID-19 Management Unit (CMU). Three days later he was transported from LCF to the hospital.

The resident’s family has asked that his name not be released. We know he was a 60-year-old black male with underlying conditions that contributed to his condition.

He was serving a life sentence on four sex crime convictions out of Wyandotte County.

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