Forty-three more people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in British Columbia, increasing the province’s total to 1,618, according to a written statement by B.C. health authorities.
No new fatalities were reported as their death toll remains at 78.
There are now 20 outbreaks among long-term care, assisted living facilities and acute-care units in the province. Five have been declared over in the last 24 hours, which includes the Broadway Pentecostal Lodge, which actually had an influenza outbreak and not COVID-19, according to the release.
There are 63 cases of COVID-19 associated with the Mission Institution federal correctional centre. Six individuals are in hospital and one inmate has died, which was reported yesterday.
As of April 17, there are 966 people who have recovered from the virus, which is a decrease of 17 since yesterday.
“Recovery criteria for the Vancouver Health Authority have been updated to more accurately reflect recovery. New methods include consideration for specific patient symptomology,” according to the statement.
Of their active cases, 119 individuals are in hospital and 52 in intensive care.