Second inmate at Avenal State Prison dies from apparent COVID-19 complications, officials say

Another inmate at Avenal State Prison has died from apparent complications of COVID-19, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Another inmate at Avenal State Prison has died from apparent complications of COVID-19, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Wednesday.

The department said the inmate died at a local hospital, but further information regarding their death was not released.

Officials reported the first COVID-19-related death of an inmate at Avenal State Prison on Sunday.

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As of Wednesday, the prison currently has 112 active cases of the virus, and 797 cases that are considered "resolved."

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has reported 20 deaths related to the coronavirus.

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