Coronavirus Canada update: British Columbia reports first inmate death

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Coronavirus Canada update: British Columbia reports first inmate death
Coronavirus Canada update: British Columbia reports first inmate death

Three more people have died in British Columbia after contracting COVID-19, which includes an inmate at a correctional institution in Mission, B.C.

According to Correctional Service Canada, it’s the first death related to COVID-19 among federally sentenced inmates.

The individual is among the 61 people who have tested positive at the Mission Institution, which is currently experiencing the biggest outbreak among prisons in Canada.

No further information has been provided about the two other fatalities.

Along with the deaths, 14 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the province’s total case count to 1,575. Among those diagnoses, 983 people have recovered, 120 people are in hospital and 56 in intensive care.

“There have been two new outbreaks in the last day: the Kootenay Street Village long-term care facility in the Interior Health region and an acute care unit at the Ridge Meadows Hospital in the Fraser Health region,” according to a press release by B.C. health officials.

“Four facilities, where outbreaks had previously been declared over, have new cases. In total, 26 long-term care and assisted-living facilities and one acute care unit have outbreaks.”

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