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No more active cases of COVID-19 at Joyceville Institution after major outbreak

All inmate and staff cases have resolved at Joyceville Institution after a major COVID-19 outbreak at the penitentiary. The Canadian Press / Lars Hagberg

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is reporting zero active cases of COVID-19 at Joyceville Institution, which experienced a serious outbreak of the disease over the last two months.

According to CSC, as of Sunday, all cases among inmates at the penitentiary had resolved. KFL&A Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard also says all 16 cases among staff members at the institutions are also resolved.

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An outbreak was declared at the federal prison on Dec. 17, 2020, with initially over 80 inmates infected.

According to corrections, a total of 160 inmates contracted the coronavirus over December and January.

The last cases recovered late last week, when the data was last updated.

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Nevertheless, the outbreak remains active. It won’t be declared over until two weeks after the last case was resolved.

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