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COVID-19 Updates

October 27, 2020

COVID-19 TDCJ Update

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice regrets to inform you of the death of two offenders likely connected to the coronavirus.

49-year-old Roderrick Leray Scott died July 21, 2020, at the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony. Offender Scott tested positive for COVID-19 on July 14, 2020. Final autopsy results indicate that in addition to a number of pre-existing medical conditions, COVID-19 was the immediate cause of his death. He had served over eight years on a 10-year sentence out of Cooke County.

56-year-old Nathaniel Washington died August 19, 2020, at a local hospital. He was transported from the Hughes Unit in Gatesville on August 16, 2020. Offender Washington tested positive for COVID-19 on August 16, 2020. Final autopsy results indicate that in addition to a number of pre-existing medical conditions, COVID-19 was the immediate cause of his death. He had served over seven years on a 99-year sentence out of Tarrant County.

In total there have been 217,018 offenders and 76,599 employees tested for COVID-19. Of those tested, 23,362 offenders and 5,438 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing. There have been 21,133 offenders and 4,753 employees who have recovered. There have been 166 offender deaths connected to COVID 19 with an additional 42 under investigation. There have been 21 employee line of duty deaths from COVID-19.







Helpful Links:

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - News Updates COVID-19
Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) - Texas Case Counts Map
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Coronavirus (COVID-19)
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - World Map
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