Newfoundland and Labrador has 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory. All 24 cases are in the Central Health region. Contact tracing by Public Health is underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised regarding quarantine according to current guidelines.
For today’s cases, there are:
- 13 under 20 years of age;
- 3 between 40-49 years of age;
- 7 between 60-69 years of age; and,
- 1 70 years of age and older.
There are 11 males and 13 females. All 24 cases are under investigation.
There have been six new recoveries, five in the Central Health region and one in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region and 1,544 people have recovered. There are two people in hospital because of COVID-19.
There are 10 new presumptive positive cases in the province. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.
There are currently 134 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:
- Eastern Health – 10
- Central Health – 116
- Labrador-Grenfell Health – 2
- Western Health – 6
To date, 300,178 tests have been administered. People can check their COVID-19 test results online here.
The investigation into the cases of COVID-19 related to the Central Health region announced Monday, September 20, is ongoing. There are 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the Baie Verte cluster to date. Any identified cases are isolating and Central Health is conducting contact tracing. The source of the cluster is under investigation.
The investigation into a cluster of cases of COVID-19 in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region announced Monday, September 6, is ongoing. There are 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the cluster to date. The identified cases are isolating and Labrador-Grenfell Health is conducting contract tracing. The source of the cluster is under investigation.
The investigation into a cluster of cases of COVID-19 in the Western Health region announced on Monday, August 30, is ongoing. There are eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the cluster to date. The identified cases are isolating and Western Health is conducting contract tracing. The source of the cluster is under investigation.
Wearing a non-medical face mask that covers the nose and mouth is required in public indoor settings for everyone ages 5 and over. Information on the Public Health guidance on masks can be found at https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/guidance/masks/.
As part of the ongoing investigations into recent cases in the Central Health and Eastern Health regions, Public Health is asking anyone who visited the locations on the dates and times listed below to arrange COVID-19 testing. To arrange testing, complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811.
- Eclipse in the Lewisporte Shopping Centre, 465 Main Street, Lewisporte on Friday, September 17 from 4:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
- Buck or Two Plus, 443 Main Street, Lewisporte on Friday, September 17 from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
- Donovan’s Irving Big Stop, 65 Clyde Avenue, Mount Pearl on Friday, September 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- Montana’s BBQ & Bar, 80 Kenmount Road, St. John’s on Friday, September 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Old Town Pizza, 336 Freshwater Road, St. John’s on Saturday, September 18 from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Denny’s, 227 Kenmount Road, St. John’s on Sunday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
People who visited these locations and currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to isolate until 24 hours after their symptoms resolve and they receive a negative test result. People who visited these locations and do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are not required to isolate until they receive a negative test result. While awaiting their test result, they should monitor for symptoms and isolate should any symptoms develop.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- Fever, including chills or sweats;
- A new or worsening cough;
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
- Runny, stuffy or congested nose;
- Sore throat or difficulty swallowing;
- Loss of sense of smell or taste;
- Unusual fatigue or lack of energy;
- New onset of muscle aches;
- Loss of appetite;
- Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours; and,
- Small red or purple spots on hands and/or feet.
A full list of exposure notifications that are part of ongoing investigations into recent cases across the province are listed on the COVID-19 website here. This page is updated daily from Monday to Friday as COVID-19 exposure notifications are issued. The locations included in today’s public advisory will be posted on the website Monday.
Anyone in the province, regardless of their vaccination status, should get tested if they are experiencing even just one of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed above. Do not assume it is just a cold. There has been community spread and outbreaks across the country because people were mildly symptomatic and did not get tested or limit their activity. It is essential to find any cases of COVID-19, so that Public Health can do their job effectively and contain the spread of the virus as much as possible.
All travellers coming to Newfoundland and Labrador, including Newfoundland and Labrador residents, are required to fill out a travel form found here. The travel form can be completed up to 30 days prior to the travel date. Please submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination by uploading it to your form. If you are over 12 and not vaccinated against COVID-19, you will be required to self- isolate upon entry into the province. If you travelled from within the Atlantic Provinces and are an Atlantic Canadian resident, you will need to complete the travel form but you will not need to complete the vaccination section.