Vermont inmate in Mississippi hospitalized with COVID-19

Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 4:01 PM EDT
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TUTWILER, Miss. (WCAX) - A Vermont inmate serving his sentence in Mississippi is hospitalized with the coronavirus.

The Vermont Corrections Department says the man is in stable condition and he is not in the ICU.

Vt. Human Services Secretary Mike Smith says the inmate was taken to the hospital on Monday because his oxygen level was low and he refused to keep on an oxygen sensor.

That inmate is one of 219 Vermonters doing time at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. At last count, 147 of them tested positive for COVID-19.

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