COVID-19: B.C., Ontario, Quebec only provinces with federal prisoners tested positive for virus

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      The Correctional Service of Canada reports that it has tested 1,507 inmates so far for COVID-19.

      Of those tested up to Tuesday (August 11), 360 were positive for the virus.

      Two inmates have died, and 358 recovered.

      A total of 1,121 tested negative.

      Those tested positive for COVID-19 are in federal corrections facilities in Quebec (231), B.C. (121), and Ontario (eight).

      There were zero cases as of August 11 in prisons in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

      CSC made the numbers available on its website.

      As of June 25, 2020, CSC was managing about 13,900 inmates.

      There are 43 correctional institutions across Canada.

      As part of COVID-19 containment measures, no physical contact is allowed between inmates and visitors.

      For other guidelines on visiting inmates, click here.