Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY Published 5:24 p.m. ET April 1, 2020 CLOSEA second federal prisoner infected with the coronavirus has died, officials said Wednesday.The 43-year-old man was assigned to the same Louisiana prison that housed the first inmate who died Saturday after contracting the virus.Before testing positive for the virus, Nicholas Rodriguez “had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease,” the Bureau of Prisons said.Both inmates were housed at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, where 11 prisoners at the compound have tested positive – the largest cluster of inmate infections.Officials said Rodriguez was transported to a local hospital March 25 after developing a high temperature, rapid heartbeat and labored breathing, the agency said.He tested positive for the virus at the hospital where he was placed on a ventilator after his condition declined Friday.The death was reported one day after federal officials ordered prisoners in 122 institutions to be secured in their cells for the next 14 days in attempt to avoid a larger outbreak.Lockdown: Federal prison officials order system-wide lockdown in bid to limit coronavirus spreadWhite House urged to intervene: Trump weighs release of some federal prisoners after inmate

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