FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – One week after testing positive for the coronavirus, a 61-year-old inmate at Federal Fort Worth Medical Center has died.
Arnoldo Almeida, who had a long-term, pre-existing medical condition, was serving a drug sentence at the facility, which currently houses 1,528 inmates.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
After testing positive for COVID-19, Almeida was placed in isolation. Five days later, his condition worsened and he was placed on a ventilator.
Almeida was in custody at the prison, which houses male inmates of all security levels with special medical and mental health needs since September 18, 2018.READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
He is the 23rd federal inmate to die in the Bureau of Prisons custody since late March.Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender