Fourth Lompoc prison inmate dies after testing positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 22:06:26-04

A fourth Lompoc prison inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, according to prison officials.

In a press release Monday night, the prison says inmate Daniel Lee Vadnais tested positive for COVID-19 on May 2.

He was hospitalized four days later "due to a rapid pulse and difficulty breathing."

The prison says he was placed on a ventilator on Friday and died Monday, June 1.

The 56-year-old began serving his 108-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Lompoc on Aug. 23, 2019 for receiving child pornography.

Nearly 950 inmates are housed at the FCI.

Out of the hundreds of positive cases confirmed at the prison since the start of the pandemic, the Bureau of Federal Prisons reports only 35 active cases among inmates and staff as of Monday.

Third inmate with COVID-19 dies at Lompoc federal prison