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Newfoundland and Labrador reports no new COVID-19 cases for 12th day in a row 

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

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 for the 12th day in a row.

In numbers released today, the province has confirmed 260 cases of the illness including 250 recoveries and three deaths.

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Three people are in the hospital due to the virus including one person in intensive care.

The province’s chief medical officer of health says public health measures must be lifted cautiously.

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald says the 28-day period for the current phase of the province’s reopening plan is essential.

She says people become frustrated when it seems like nothing is happening despite strict public health measures, but she says those measures are the reason the province is not seeing new cases.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2020.

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