Four COVID deaths in 4 days at Oregon's Snake River prison

A Clackamas County Jail inmate gets a temperature reading from medical staff.

Thirteen inmates who were sickened and tested positive for COVID-19 have now died, the Oregon Department of Corrections reports.

The four most recent deaths were announced in a grim progression — one per day — in press releases sent out by the DOC between Oct. 3 and Oct. 6. Going back further, there have been 7 coronavirus-linked deaths in 15 days — each case linked to Snake River.