An inmate at the Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth died from complications due to COVID-19 on Monday.
On July 9, inmate Veronica Martinez Carrera-Perez tested positive for COVID-19.
Six days later she was evaluated by institutional medical staff for low oxygen saturation. She was taken to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons announced she was pronounced dead after saying she had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions which the CDC lists as risk factors for developing more severe COVID-19 disease.
According to the Bureau of Prisons website, four inmates have died from COVID-19 and 150 are currently positive. To date, 392 inmates have recovered.