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Number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 has jumped to 35

BY The canadian Press, Apr 8, 2020 11:19 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden, Alta., Thursday, March 19, 2020. Government medical professionals say Canada's jails and prisons don't meet with physical distancing guidelines for COVID-19 and they want as many inmates as possible to be released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden, Alta., Thursday, March 19, 2020. Government medical professionals say Canada's jails and prisons don't meet with physical distancing guidelines for COVID-19 and they want as many inmates as possible to be released. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

The number of inmates who have tested positive for COVID-19 has jumped to 35, with outbreaks in four federal institutions.

There are 11 positive cases at the Mission Institution in British Columbia.

Quebec has outbreaks at the Joliette Institution, where 10 prisoners have COVID-19, and at the Port-Cartier prison, where seven are sick.

There are also seven positive cases at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Ontario.

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