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NYC DOC employee dies from coronavirus

A male 56-year-old investigator died Sunday, which marks the first NYC worker to be killed by the novel coronavirus

By Sarah Calams

NEW YORK — An employee with New York City’s Department of Corrections has died from the coronavirus. reported that a male 56-year-old investigator died Sunday evening at a local hospital, which marks the first New York City worker to be killed by the novel coronavirus. It was not clear if the employee had any underlying health issues, according to the report.

In a statement, DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann said he had “limited contact with people in custody.”

“We are heartbroken and send our deepest condolences to our colleague’s family, loved ones and co-workers,” Brann said in a statement. “As we endure this loss to our community, we will continue to do everything to keep our facilities safe for everyone.”

Anyone who was in close contact with the employee has been notified and precautions have been taken, Brann added.