Montco officials report first coronavirus-related death in county jail

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Of those 24, two had to be hospitalized. One recovered and is out of the hospital, but the other inmate, 65-year-old Jerome Tucker, died from COVID-19 after being hospitalized for 10 days. 

Arkoosh said officials have not determined definitively how he contracted the virus, but he’s been in the county jail since mid-2018.

Tucker also had three underlying medical issues.

Since March 12, the population at the jail has gone down nearly 40% from 1,342 to 818.

The death is the first in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, or Delaware counties’ jails.

Philadelphia had one death in April.