NEW YORK - A inmate who tested positive for coronavirus died Sunday at Bellevue Hospital - the first detainee from a city jail to succumb to the virus.
According to the Legal Aid Society, Michael Tyson was on Rikers Island for a technical parole violation.
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He had been in the hospital since March 26.
Advocates have been pressing the city and the state to release parolees from jails to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
As of Sunday morning, 321 staff members and 273 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.