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.

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.