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COVID-19 related death of an inmate

PRINCE ALBERT, SK, Jan. 9, 2021 /CNW/ -A On January 8, 2021, an inmate from Saskatchewan Penitentiary died at outside hospital as an apparent result of complications related to COVID-19. The inmate's next of kin have been notified of his death. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) extends its condolences to the family. As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, CSC has notified the coroner who will review the circumstances of the death.CSC has dedicated health services and medical professionals in all of its institutions. We also work closely and collaboratively with local public heath partners and hospitals to provide complete and quality medical care to those who need it and to prevent further spread of COVID-19. This is the fourth inmate who has died with a COVID-19 diagnosis among federally-sentenced inmates since the beginning of the global pandemic. CSC provides regular updatesA on COVID-19 tests and cases among federal offenders in institutions. The next update will be on Monday, January 11, 2021.
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