Dozens in IDOC sick; one dead

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ILLINOIS (AP) — State officials say an inmate at the Stateville Correctional Center in Joliet has died from COVID-19.

Authorities acknowledged the difficulty they face stopping the spread of the virus in a crowded, maximum-security, correctional facility.

Twelve more inmates with COVID-19 have been hospitalized, several requiring ventilators and 77 others showing symptoms have been isolated, as have 11 staff members.

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