Mitch: Eight New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador
Published on October 8th, 2021 @ 2:30 PM
Today (Friday, October 8), Newfoundland and Labrador has eight 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 between 40-49 years of age; and
- One between 60-69 years of age.
There is one female and one male. One case is a contact of a previous known case and one case is related to travel within Canada.
In the Central Health region:
- One between 20-39 years of age;
- Two between 50-59 years of age; and
- Two between 60-69 years of age.
There are two females and three males. One case is a contact of a previous known case, two cases are related to travel within Canada and two are under investigation.
In the Western Health region:
- One between 40-49 years of age.
The case is a female and is under investigation.
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting its eleventh death from COVID-19. The individual, a female from the Central Health region, was between 70 years of age and older. The department is sending its condolences to this individual’s family and asks everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this time.
There have been 13 new recoveries in the Central Health region and 1,718 people have recovered. There are 14 people in hospital because of COVID-19, eight in non-critical care and six in critical care.
There are three 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 112 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:
- Eastern Health – 22
- Central Health – 87
- Labrador-Grenfell Health – 0
- Western Health – 3
To date, 315,745 tests have been administered. People can check their COVID-19 test results online here.
With Thanksgiving this weekend, Public Health strongly recommends that any informal gathering taking place in your home for the next two weeks 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.