Pickaway Correctional nurse dies Sunday due to COVID-19; second state correctional employee lost to virus

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ORIENT, Ohio (WCMH) — A nurse with the Pickaway Correctional Institute died Sunday night due to complications from the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to an institute spokesperson.

The deceased nurse has been identified as LPN Tina Reeves.

As of Sunday, 81 staff members at the institution have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, with 18 of those positive cases recovering.

Reeves is the institution’s first staff death and the second overall among the state’s prison staff due to COVID-19.

“Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to her family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time,” the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction wrote in a statement.

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