Shelby Co. Corrections reports its first COVID death, officials say

Shelby Co. Corrections reports its first COVID death, officials say
Shelby Co. Corrections reports its first COVID death, officials say (WHBQ)

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The Shelby County Divisions of Corrections reports its first inmate death as a result of COVID-19.

Inmate Anthony Anderson, 39, arrived at the Divisions of Corrections at 1045 Mullins Station on July 7 to serve two consecutive three-year sentences, officials said.

After arrival, the inmate became ill and was taken to Regional One on July 13.

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Anderson was given a coronavirus test and it came back positive, according to officials.

They stayed at the hospital for treatment and later died on Sept. 7 due to suspected complications because of COVID-19, officials said.

John Morris, Public Information Officer for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement:

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of Shelby County Correctional Center inmate Anthony Anderson, 39, who expired Monday evening at Regional One Hospital following a lengthy hospitalization. The official cause of death has yet to be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office.