IOWA CITY, Iowa - A fifth Iowa prison inmate is dead from COVID-19 as the state's prison system is experiencing an outbreak of cases.
Seventy-year-old David Streets had been serving a life sentence for 1st Degree Murder and Kidnapping in Scott County, and had been in prison since June 1th, 1981.
Streets became ill at the Anamosa facility, which is one of three prisons to report an outbreak of hundreds of COVID-19 cases in the past several days.
Iowa currently has more than a thousand inmates and more than a hundred staff members who are infected with the virus. Nearly 500 of the cases are the Anamosa facility.
Streets was taken from the Anamosa prison to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he was pronounced dead on Sunday. The Department of Corrections say he had multiple pre-existing condition and likely died of complications from COVID-19.