An inmate has died from an apparent complication related to COVID-19 at a prison in British Columbia.
Correctional Service Canada says in a statement it is the first death related to the novel coronavirus among federally sentenced inmates.
It says in a statement the inmate died at Abbotsford Regional Hospital Wednesday.
The correctional service says the inmate, who has not been identified, was serving time at Mission Institute where 54 people have tested positive for the virus.
It says the inmate's next of kin has been notified and the BC Coroners Service will review the circumstances of death.
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