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Second inmate at state prison dies after contracting COVID-19

9 months 2 days 5 hours ago Tuesday, April 21 2020 Apr 21, 2020 April 21, 2020 11:35 AM April 21, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - According to the Department of Corrections, a second inmate at Anglola's Louisiana State Penitentiary has passed away due to complications associated with COVID-19.

This most recent fatal case of COVID-19 within the state prison system took the life of an unidentified 69-year-old man who died Sunday at a Baton Rouge hospital. 

The inmate caught the virus while in his cellblock at Angola and as a patient with underlying conditions, the severity of his illness intensified to the point of death.

The first inmate to succumb to the virus, also a 69-year-old man, died Saturday, at a Baton Rouge hospital. 

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