One case of COVID-19 in the Eastern Health region has been identified in the past 24 hours, increasing Newfoundland and Labrador’s total to 259.
It’s the province’s first case since April 26.
There are four people in hospital, including one in intensive care, while 230 people have recovered from the virus.
“It certainly has not been easy, but we have succeeded in flattening the curve of COVID-19 over the last six weeks in our province,” said chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald.
As of May 1, the province has performed 8,552 tests for COVID-19.