A pregnant inmate at Federal Medical Center Carswell who had COVID-19 and gave birth by cesarean section while attached to a ventilator died Tuesday at a Fort Worth hospital.
Andrea Circle Bear, 30, was taken to a Fort Worth hospital March 31 after complaining of fever, dry cough and other symptoms, according to a statement from the Bureau of Prisons.
She later tested positive for coronavirus.
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She was placed on a ventilator and doctors performed an emergency C-section for her and her baby’s safety, sources told NBC DFW earlier this month.
Circle Bear arrived at FMC Carswell on March 20 and was serving a 26-month sentence for a drug conviction in South Dakota.
FMC Carswell houses 1,600 women offenders with medical needs.
Circle Bear had a pre-existing medical condition which placed her at greater risk for COVID-19, the BOP said in a statement.
The statement did not mention the baby’s condition.
The BOP also did not name the hospital but NBC DFW reported it was John Peter Smith Hospital.
Marissa Gonzales, a spokeswoman for Texas Child Protective Services, said she could find no record of the baby or the mother.