Newfoundland and Labrador has seven 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 Western Health region:
- One between 40-49 years of age;
- One between 50-59 years of age;
- One between 60-69 years of age; and,
- Four 70 years of age and older.
There are four females and three males. Four cases are contacts of previously known cases and three are under investigation.
There have been 14 new recoveries, six in the Eastern Health region, four in the Central Health region and four in the Western Health region and 2,033 people have recovered. There is no one in hospital because of COVID-19.
There are currently 13 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:
- Eastern Health – 2
- Central Health – 0
- Labrador-Grenfell Health – 0
- Western Health – 11
The number of tests that have been administered is not available at this time due to the ongoing IT outage.
As part of the ongoing investigations into recent cases, Public Health is asking anyone who visited several locations, listed on the COVID-19 website here, to arrange COVID-19 testing. To arrange testing, complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811.
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.