Idaho inmate diagnosed with COVID-19 dies at hospital


The following is a news release from the Idaho Department of Correction.

BOISE – With great sadness, the Idaho Department of Correction reports the death of an incarcerated person hospitalized with COVID-19.

On July 22, 2020, Frank Dawson Conover, 65, was transported from Idaho State Correctional Center to a Boise hospital for emergency treatment. While at the hospital, he tested positive for COVID-19 while being treated for other serious underlying health conditions.

Conover was pronounced dead at the hospital at 4:49 a.m., July 29.

CLARIFICATION: The Idaho Department of Corrections has clarified that Conover’s attending physician indicated that COVID-19 contributing to his death.

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