Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Some of Which Have Already Left the Province

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Announced Saturday afternoon, there are eight new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, all located in the Eastern Health region.

The first new confirmed case is a male between 40-49 years of age. The second new confirmed case is a male between 50-59 years of age. These cases are related to international travel. These individuals were not residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. These individuals, who arrived in Newfoundland and Labrador while in transit to another international destination, have since left the province under Federal Public Health guidelines. Another individual, who tested positive for COVID-19 and who was included in the department’s active case count, also left the province with these individuals. There is no risk to anyone travelling on commercial airlines or ferries as a result of their arrival or departure.

The third new confirmed case is a female between 20-39 years of age. This case is related to international travel. The individual, who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, is self-isolating. Contact tracing is completed.

The fourth new confirmed case is a male between 20-39 years of age. This case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing is completed.

The fifth new confirmed case is a male between 40-49 years of age. The sixth new confirmed case is a male between 40-49 years of age. The source of the infection for these cases are under investigation by Public Health. An update will be provided as more information becomes available.

The seventh new confirmed case is a male between 50-59 years of age. This case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing is completed.

The eighth new confirmed case is a male between 20-39 years of age. The source of the infection for this case is under investigation by Public Health. An update will be provided as more information becomes available.

With one new recovery since yesterday, there are 31 active cases in the province.

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