— Two people died after COID-19 has spread to a sugar n coal mine near the town of Sugar N, Ore., a sheriff said Friday.
The sheriff said the death toll was up to five.
Authorities have not said how many people have died from the coronaviruses.
Authorities said a worker found the victim, who had been sick with COVID, at the Sugar N mine.
He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries.
The worker had been at the mine for nearly a year and was known for his hard work.
The worker was not on the company’s payroll, according to the sheriff’s office.
He is not believed to have been at any work site, the sheriff said.
A toxicology report has not yet been released, but investigators are continuing to work with the sheriff and the county health department.