Health officials in Alberta have diagnosed 239 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which marks the biggest increase in daily reported cases since the start of the outbreak.
No new deaths were announced, as the province’s total case count rises to 2,397 and its death toll remains at 50. Among their diagnoses, there are 1,124 people who have recovered from the virus, but 60 people are in hospital and 13 in intensive care.
Along with the updates, Premier Jason Kenney said in the upcoming days the province will be testing all residents and staff at continuing care facilities that are experiencing outbreaks, even if they’re not showing COVID-19 symptoms.
As of April 17, health officials have performed 92,805 tests for the virus.