Fraser Health said Thursday that a staff member from the North Fraser Pretrial Center had tested positive for the new coronavirus.
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In a newsletter, the health authority said it was “confident” that the risk of exposure to the public was low, adding that there were no other confirmed cases among staff or workers. persons detained in the establishment.
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“Fraser Health Public Health is working with BC Corrections and the Provincial Health Services Authority to identify anyone who may have contacted the staff member,” said the bulletin.
The North Fraser Pretrial Center is a provincial prison that detains people awaiting trial.
BC. is experiencing outbreaks in two other correctional facilities.
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One inmate tested positive for the virus at the province’s operated Okanagan Correctional Facility.
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At the federally run Mission Institution, 54 detainees were diagnosed with COVID-19.
One inmate died of apparent complications from the disease, according to the Correctional Service of Canada.
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