Newfoundland and Labrador has four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory. Contact tracing by Public Health is underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised regarding quarantine according to current guidelines.
In the Eastern Health region:
- One under 20 years of age; and
- One between 20-39 years of age;
Both cases are female and are related to international travel.
In the Central Health region:
- One under 20 years of age.
The case is a female and is a contact of previous known case.
In the Western Health region:
- One between 40-49 years of age.
The case is a male and is a contact of previous known case.
There have been 11 new recoveries, four in the Eastern Health region and seven in the Central Health region and 1,791 people have recovered. There are 10 people in hospital because of COVID-19, six in non-critical care and four in critical care. There are no new presumptive positive cases in the province.
There are currently 62 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:
- Eastern Health – 19
- Central Health – 41
- Labrador-Grenfell Health – 1
- Western Health – 1
To date, 319,271 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. To date, there are 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the Baie Verte cluster, 66 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the Twillingate/New World Island cluster and 56 confirmed cases of COVID-19 connected to the Bishop’s Falls/Botwood cluster. Any identified cases are isolating and Central Health is conducting contact tracing. The source of the clusters are under investigation.
Public Health continues to strongly recommend that any informal gathering taking place in your home should be limited to 20 people. This will help to limit the number of contacts that each person has to prevent further spread of COVID-19. This is consistent with gathering limitations in the other Atlantic Provinces. When you are hosting or attending an informal indoor gathering – be it a kitchen, rec room or a shed – please remember the phrase: People, Space Time and Place.
As part of the ongoing investigation into cases in the province, Public Health is asking anyone who visited the locations listed below on the respective date and time to arrange testing. To arrange testing, complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811. The businesses have been notified and Public Health thanks them for their cooperation. Potential COVID-19 exposure notifications are posted on the COVID-19 website here.
- Sobeys Long Pond, 350 Conception Bay Highway, Conception Bay South
- o Friday, October 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- o Saturday, October 9 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- o Sunday, October 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca, 60 Elizabeth Avenue, St. John’s on Saturday, October 9 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.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.