August 5, 2020
The Oklahoma County jail reports that an inmate being treated for COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has died.
Clarence Steven Merrell, 65, died Tuesday at a hospital where he was taken in July, jail spokesman Mac Mullings said in a news release.
Merrell had been jailed since June 26 on felony drug-related charges according to Mullings and court records.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 861 additional confirmed coronavirus cases and 15 more deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the illness.
The department said...