Iowa reports 1st COVID death of prison staff member

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The Iowa Department of Corrections reported the first coronavirus-related death of a prison staff members as the state reported that confirmed virus infections have now surpassed 200,000.

The Corrections Department reported Thursday that a staff member at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville died on Monday due to a COVID-19 infection.

The department listed it as the first death of a corrections staff member but didn’t immediately respond to a request for details. Eight inmates have died of causes related to the coronavirus.

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