An 84-year-old sex offender with underlying health conditions is the first prisoner in the UK to die in the outbreak of coronavirus.
He was one of the country's oldest inmates and died at Cambridgeshire on March 23.
The virus was detected in his body only after his death, reports The Daily Mail.
A source told the Sun, 'There are a number of shared cells. It's not clear if others, including inmates and prison officers, have been affected.'
The news came after England's Justice Ministry confirmed that 19 inmates across 10 UK prisons have tested positive for coronavirus.
That's why, anxiety inside jails over coronavirus continues to grow due to the close proximity of prisoners and fears staff will go off sick with the disease.