[Update: Corrections Canada said that the inmate was actually from Mission Institution and in need of medical attention. The inmate was moved to the hospital at the Pacific Regional Treatment Centre where he tested positive for COVID-19.]
An inmate at Abbotsford’s Pacific Regional Treatment Centre has tested positive for COVID-19.
Corrections Canada released updated numbers today, April 9, showing the number of positive cases, along with the number of tests done, among federal prison populations across the country.
— Patrick Penner (@portmoodypigeon) April 9, 2020
On Saturday, April 4, Corrections Canada confirmed that two inmates at Mission Institution had positive test results. Today, that number had been updated to 14, with 21 more tests pending. The first confirmed case was at Okanagan Correctional Centre on April 2.
A correction officer at Mission Institution told Black Press Media that 15 staff working at the Mission facility had to self isolate due to the outbreak.
The News has reached out to Corrections Canada for comment.