Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.The first federal inmate has died from coronavirus after contracting the virus at a prison in Louisiana where others have been sickened, officials said.The Federal Bureau of Prisons said Saturday that the inmate, Patrick Jones, 49, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being put on a ventilator.The death raises concerns about the possibility of deadly outbreaks spreading through the nation’s prisons and jails.Jones complained of a “persistent” cough on March 19 and was evaluated by medical staff at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale before being taken to the hospital for further treatment and evaluation.CORONAVIRUS IN THE US: STATE-BY-STATE BREAKDOWNWhile at the hospital, Jones tested positive for COVID-19. An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana, a low-security prison, died of coronavirus on Saturday. (Bureau of Prisons)”On Saturday …, Mr. Jones, who had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease, was pronounced dead by hospital staff,” federal officials said in a news release.Jones had been in custody at the facility since April 26, 2017.He was previously sentenced in the Western District of Texas to a 324-month sentence for possession with


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