Inmate at Dallas County federal prison dies after testing positive for COVID-19

An inmate at a federal correctional institution in Dallas County has passed away after contracting COVID-19.

Authorities said 78-year-old Jacky Pace tested positive for the coronavirus on July 8.

He was transported to a hospital for treatment, but returned to the low security institution in Seagoville, southeast of Dallas, a few days later.

He died Saturday.

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Doctors said Pace, who was serving a 26-year sentence for drug charges, had long-term, pre-existing medical conditions.

The Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville has had more than 1,200 of its 1,760 inmates test positive for the coronavirus, along with 11 staff members.

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