First COVID-19 death reported in Minnesota Sex Offender Program

First COVID-19 death reported in Minnesota Sex Offender Program
The Minnesota Department of Human Services reports the first COVID-19 death within the Minnesota Sex Offender Program. (Source: Associated Press)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) - The Minnesota Department of Human Services reports the first COVID-19 death within the Minnesota Sex Offender Program.

Officials say a client in the Moose Lake facility died Tuesday from COVID complications.

DHS says there are currently 18 active cases of COVID-19 in MSOP facilities. A total of nearly 740 civilly committed clients are receiving sex offender treatment in Moose Lake and St. Peter. Officials say each facility has implemented strict safety measures for staff and clients, including weekly mass voluntary testing among staff and keeping clients within their units.

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