TERRE HAUTE — An inmate at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute who had COVID-19 has died, and three others there also have tested positive for the disease, the Bureau of Prison said Tuesday.
Inmate Gregory Phinton Glenn reported chest pains and shortness of breath Sunday at the maximum-security penitentiary, the bureau said.
Staff immediately escorted Glenn, 56, to a clinic at the prison and requested emergency medical services. He was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and was pronounced dead by hospital staff following cardiac arrest, the bureau said.
Glenn tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavius, before going to the hospital, the bureau said.
Glenn was sentenced in the Southern District of Iowa to a 14-month sentence for a supervised release violation. His original conviction was for possession with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl.
He had been in custody at the Terre Haute penitentiary since April 21, the Tribune-Star reported.
The bureau's coronavirus website shows that as of Monday three inmates but no staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the penitentiary.
COVID-19 DEATHS PASS 2,000
Another 18 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, raising Indiana's confirmed or presumed fatalities from the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus to more than 2,000, state health officials said Tuesday.
The 18 additional confirmed deaths occurred between Friday and Monday, bringing to 1,850 the number of Hoosiers confirmed to have died from COVID-19, the Indiana State Department of Health said.
Another 154 people have died from probable infections of COVID-19, boosting Indiana's confirmed or presumed deaths to 2,004 since the first one was recorded on March 15, according to data posted on the state agency's coronavirus dashboard.
Another 373 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, raising the state's total confirmed number of cases to 32,078, the state health department said.
The state's weekly update of pandemic deaths at the state's nursing homes, released each Monday, shows that deaths at those homes increased by 144 to 876 in a week. That number now accounts for nearly 44% of Indiana's toll from both confirmed and presumed COVID-19 deaths.
To date, 230,749 COVID-19 test results have been reported to the state agency, and 13.9% of those tests have come back as positive for the coronavirus.
The tests are available to those with symptoms of the respiratory illness, those in close contact with someone infected and people with high-risk health conditions.
To find testing locations around the state, visit www.coronavirus.in.gov and click on the COVID-19 testing information link.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, a dry cough, shortness of breath and fatigue. But as the virus spreads around the world, additional symptoms are being identified.
Those include loss of taste or smell, sore throat, pink eye, vomiting and diarrhea.
Most recently, doctors have reported a variety of skin problems, including red, sore and itchy swelling on the fingers or toes, a symptom dubbed " COVID toes."
Compared with the flu or a common cold, COVID-19 symptoms may appear more slowly — between two and 14 days after exposure.
Some people never feel sick or notice any symptoms, even though they're infected and can still spread it to other people.
For mild symptoms, like a slight cough or a mild rash, health experts say you may not need to rush to the emergency room. They recommend self-isolating and monitoring your symptoms to see if they become more severe.
Anyone experiencing difficulty breathing or pain or pressure in the chest should seek immediate emergency medical care.
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