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.
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.
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