The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has announced a second death at the Oakdale federal prison related to COVID-19.
The first death was reported three days ago.
Nicholas Rodriquez, 43, died Wednesday after being on a ventilator since Friday, a release from BOP says.
Rodriquez was transported to the hospital on March 25. He had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions on the CDC risk factor list, the release states.
Rodriguez was sentenced in the Northern District of California to a 188-month sentence for Conspiracy to Distribute a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Methamphetamine and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Mixture and Substance Containing a Detectable Amount of Methamphetamine.
He had been in custody at FCI Oakdale I since January 09, 2019.
FCI Oakdale I is a Low security facility that currently houses 980 male offenders.
The Bureau of Prisons will continue to provide daily updates and information on actions related to COVID-19 at www.bop.gov/coronavirus/index.jsp