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Northern Health has recorded two more COVID-19 cases, provincial total now 1,575

Dr. Bonnie Henry says there have been two more deaths in the past 24 hours

B.C. now has a recorded total of 1,575 COVID-19 cases. 

In a written statement today (April 16), B.C. Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced there were 14 new test positive cases in the past 24 hours. 

Vancouver Coastal Health has reported zero new positive cases while there are 630 in the Fraser Health region, 94 in Island Health and 149 in the Interior region. 

Northern Health has a new total of 32 after two new cases have now been recorded. Also within the authority, two are in hospital and two are currently in ICU. 

"There have been two new outbreaks in the last day: the Kootenay Street Village long-term care facility in the Interior health region and an acute care unit at the Ridge Meadows Hospital in the Fraser Health region," Henry and Dix said in a joint statement. "Four facilities, where outbreaks had previously been declared over, have new cases. In total, 26 long-term care and assisted-living facilities and one acute care unit have outbreaks."

The outbreak at a correctional institution in the Lower Mainland has also continued to grow. 

"Federal officials have announced 61 cases of COVID-19 at the Mission Institution (MI) federal correctional centre. Fraser Health officials continue to work with Correction Services Canada to manage this outbreak," the statement added. "There has been one death related to this outbreak. The BC Coroners Service is investigating as is standard process."

There are currently 120 people in the hospital and 56 in ICU across the province.

There have been two new deaths for a new B.C. total of 77. 

983 have recovered and are no longer in isolation while 25 cases have recovered in Northern Health.