Ontario man in ICE custody dies after contracting coronavirus: family

A 72-year-old Canadian man has died in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) amid the coronavirus pandemic.

James Hill, a Richmond Hill, Ont., native, contracted COVID-19 at Farmville Detention Center in Virginia, according to his nephew Douglas Hunt.

There have been 290 coronavirus cases at the facility as of Wednesday, according to statistics from ICE.

ICE has confirmed a 72-year old Canadian who was in custody died Wednesday night at a hospital in Virginia but has not commented on his cause of death.

“ICE appreciates consideration while details are confirmed and necessary notifications are made. Additional information will be provided as it is available,” a spokesperson said.

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