2nd nurse working in the Ohio prison system dies of COVID-19

2nd nurse working in the Ohio prison system dies of COVID-19

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A second nurse working in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction system has died from COVID-19.

Bernad Atta, 61, worked at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient.

Tina Reeves, a nurse at Pickaway Correctional Institution, died of COVID-19 in April.

Reeves worked as as nurse in the prison system for 14 years.

“With a heavy heart, we send condolences to her family and loved ones in this most difficult of times. As we mourn the loss, but celebrate the life of Tina Reeves, we continue to pray for our staff working everyday to fight the war against COVID-19. Thank you to our staff who are making daily sacrifices to keep Ohio safe."

Ohio prison nurse dies of COVID-19.
Ohio prison nurse dies of COVID-19. (Source: Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction)

John Dawson was the first corrections officer to die of COVID-19.

Dawson, who also died in April, was assigned to the Marion Correctional Institution.

Officials said he did have underlying health conditions.

Ohio corrections officer died of COVID-19.
Ohio corrections officer died of COVID-19. (Source: Ohio Department of REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION)

Dawson’s job duties included distributing equipment to jail staff members.

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