NewsCoronavirus

Actions

2nd ICE detainee in Georgia dies from COVID-19 complications

2nd ICE detainee in Georgia dies from COVID-19 complications
Posted at 9:36 AM, Aug 13, 2020

LUMPKIN, Ga. (AP) — A diabetic Costa Rican man in federal immigration custody has become the second detainee in Georgia to die from COVID-19 complications after being held at a detention center that has reported more than 150 coronavirus cases.

Officials say 70-year-old Jose Guillen-Vega died Monday after being hospitalized since Aug. 1.

Guillen-Vega was housed at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin and is the fifth person to die while in an ICE detention facility nationwide.

He had diabetes and hypertension, which ICE critics say made him vulnerable.

Critics continue to ask the agency to release at-risk detainees amid the pandemic.

Coronavirus in Wisconsin

More data on Wisconsin's vaccination progress here.

Find a vaccination site here.

Check out county-by-county coronavirus case numbers here.

More information: COVID-19 on the Wisconsin DHS website

Latest news and headlines here.