TOPEKA (KSNT) – A resident at the Lansing Correctional Facility who died on Thursday has tested positive for COVID-19, making it the 23rd COVID-19 related death for the Kansas Department of Corrections.

According to a recent press release from the Kansas Office of the Governor, the resident who died was a 90-year-old man with underlying medical conditions. He had been incarcerated at Lansing since 2015 for aggravated indecent liberties with a child. His personal information will not be released due to confidentiality laws and the privacy of his family.

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