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SCDC announces deaths of 4 COVID-positive inmates

The Mississippi State Department of Health said Thursday that 4,885 Mississippians had been...
The Mississippi State Department of Health said Thursday that 4,885 Mississippians had been added to the COVID-19 rolls(generic)
Published: Feb. 15, 2022 at 2:06 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The South Carolina Dept. of Corrections announced the deaths of four inmates who were positive for COVID-19.

Audie Brabham, 76, died on Sunday at a local hospital after testing positive in January and subsequently being hospitalized. Officials say Brabham had multiple underlying medical conditions.

Jeffrey Cornelious Gaffney, 62, died on February 5 at a local hospital after being hospitalized on January 21. Gaffney was terminally ill, according to officials.

Robert M. Sibilia, 64, got sick on January 9 and died at a local hospital later that day. An autopsy showed that he was positive for COVID-19. He had underlying medical issues, according to officials.

Howard Renard Smalley, 60, died on December 20. An autopsy showed that he was positive for COVID-19. Officials say Smalley had underlying medical conditions.

SCDC has 508 active cases amongst inmates and 61 amongst staff. There have been 65 covid-related inmate deaths, according to officials.

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