PCSO: Inmate hospitalized with COVID-19 has died

An Arizona inmate who was hospitalized with COVID-19 has died.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department said the 70-year-old inmate died Monday.

Deputy James T. Allerton said the sheriff’s department is not releasing the inmate’s name yet but said he had long-term preexisting medical conditions. The inmate had been in medical isolation at the county jail in Tucson since testing positive on Dec. 30.

He was hospitalized Jan. 10 for more treatment and evaluation.

Allerton said the inmate had been in jail since December 2018 on charges of probation violation, child molestation, sexual abuse and kidnapping.

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COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms for coronavirus COVID-19 include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. These, of course, are similar to the common cold and flu. 

Expect a common cold to start out with a sore or scratchy throat, cough, runny and/or stuffy nose. Flu symptoms are more intense and usually come on suddenly, and can include a high fever. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear more slowly. They usually include fever, a dry cough and noticeable shortness of breath, according to the World Health Organization. A minority of cases develop pneumonia, and the disease is especially worrisome for the elderly and those with other medical problems such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or heart conditions.

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COVID-19 resources

CDC Website for COVID-19


https://espanol.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html (In Spanish/En Español)

AZDHS Website for COVID-19


https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/es/covid-19/index.php#novel-coronavirus-home (In Spanish/En Español)