Fifth Ohio prison employee dies of coronavirus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW)– Another prison employee in the state of Ohio has died of coronavirus.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Terry Loomis, 62, of Conneaut, worked as a corrections officer at Lake Erie Correctional Institute for 18 years. He was hospitalized with the virus starting May 24.

Lake Erie Correctional Institute in Ashtabula County is a privately-operated prison.

Loomis is the fifth coronavirus-related death among Ohio prison employees.

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