Newfoundland and Labrador Records One New Case of COVID-19

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Announced Saturday afternoon, there is one new case of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. The new case is travel-related, with the individual who is a resident of this province returning from Alberta. While traveling, the individual was asymptomatic and has been self-isolating upon arrival. He is a male in the Central Health region between 40-49 years of age. Contact tracing is underway and anyone considered a close contact is being advised to quarantine. There are currently two active cases and 34-934 people have been tested to date.

Public Health is also advising the public about a possible positive case of COVID-19 at the Iron Ore Company of Canada mine in Labrador. Their staff and contractor protocols detected a positive case and additional testing through the provincial Public Health and Microbiology Laboratory is being completed to determine if this is another confirmed case of the virus. The individual is self isolating and contact tracing has been completed.

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