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23 new COVID-19 cases reported in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfounland and Labrador's chief medical officer of health, addresses media on COVID-19 on March 21, 2020.
Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Newfounland and Labrador's chief medical officer of health, addresses media on COVID-19 on March 21, 2020. Facebook: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

There were 23 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador reported Wednesday, all within the Eastern Health authority.

The total number of known cases of the illness in the province is now 175.

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Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, chief medical officer of health, said 15 people have been hospitalized and three are in intensive care.

She said 10 people have recovered.

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Meanwhile, there were no new cases of COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island Wednesday, with the provincial total remaining at 21.

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Chief public health officer Dr. Heather Morrison said three of the Island cases are considered recovered.

All the cases on the Island have been the result of international travel.

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