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9 inmates at Kent Institution test positive for COVID-19

More than 100 inmates have been infected during the pandemic

Nine inmates at Kent Institution has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to data from Correctional Service Canada, there have been 112 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. The largest outbreak occurred last December to early February 2022, in which 99 in mates were infected.

“This is an evolving situation and we continue to apply and reinforce infection prevention and control measures to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19, and adapt based on public health advice,” the CSC stated.

RELATED:Nearly 100 inmates have recovered during Kent Institution COVID-19 outbreak

There have been no deaths associated with any outbreak at Kent Institution.

All CSC staff are provided with personal protection equipment, including medical masks, respirators and face shields. Inmates are also provided medical masks and asked to wear them at all times when not in their cells. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures remain in place.

34.4 per cent of Kent Institution inmates are fully vaccinated with a booster; 65.2 per cent have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 68.3 per cent have received at least one dose.

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Nearby Mountain Institution has seen 134 cases of COVID-19 to date. 68 per cent of inmates there are fully vaccinated with a booster, while 85 per cent have received two doses of the vaccine and 88.5 per cent have received at least one dose. At Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Lodge, there have been only 10 cases of COVID-19 reported since the beginning of the pandemic. All inmates at the healing lodge have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 90.9 per cent have received one booster dose.

Anyone entering correctional facilities is screened for COVID-19.


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