An inmate of Lancaster County Prison who was hospitalized with COVID-19 has died, prison officials said Friday.
Richard Young, 66, died Oct. 22 acute respiratory distress caused by pneumonia, which was caused by COVID-19, according to the Lancaster County Coroner's office.
The death is the first related to COVID-19 at Lancaster County Prison.
Young was in Lancaster County Prison on felony burglary and other related charges.
Young was admitted to the prison on Aug. 21, a time when cases were on the rise at the facility, and he tested positive on Sept. 4.
On Sept. 6 he was admitted to Lancaster General Hospital for his COVID-19 symptoms, where he remained until his death.
Warden Cheryl Steberger did not immediately respond to a phone call seeking comment.
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