Nurse at Correctional Reception Center in Orient dies from COVID-19 complications

A photo of Bernard Atta provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
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ORIENT, Ohio -A nurse at the Correctional Reception Center (CRC) in Orient, Ohio has died from complications from the coronavirus, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

A spokesperson for ODRC said the warden at the CRC was notified of 61-year-old Bernard Atta's death Sunday evening.

Atta, from Galena, was hired at the center in December 2012.

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Atta is the third staff member at an ODRC facility to pass away from COVID-19.

A corrections officer at the Marion Correctional Institution and a nurse at the Pickaway Correctional Institution have also died.

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