Prison

The Lancaster County Prison is pictured in this file photo.

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. 

Two dozen COVID-19 cases at Lancaster County Prison detected since Aug. 7

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.