Five cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Newfoundland and Labrador, all in the Eastern Health region.
It marks the largest single day increase in cases over the past 10 days, raising the province’s total to 252. Among its diagnoses, seven are in hospital, including three in intensive care, while 170 people have recovered from the virus and three people have died.
According to Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province’s chief medical officer, there are now 79 active cases of COVID-19, the lowest mark it’s had since March 25.
As of April 16, health officials have administered 5,370 tests for the virus.