DRAPER, Utah — The Utah Department of Corrections confirmed an additional two deaths related to COVID-19 at it's facility in Draper.
The two new deaths brings the total of inmate deaths to nine, all of which have been at the Utah State Prison in Draper.
One individual was 70-years-old and passed away on November 23. The individual was hospitalized at the time of their death.
The other individual was 48-years-old and passed away on November 25. The individual was also hospitalized at the time of their death.
Both individuals were housed and followed by medical staff at the Oquirrh 5 facility.
The first inmate to die related to COVID-19 was an 82-year-old man in the Oquirrh 5 facility in Draper. He tested positive October 30 and died November 4.
The total number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Utah State Prison is 1,005. In total, 5,996 have been tested, which means 4,991 have tested negative.
120 out of the 168 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered.