Stephen: 2 new cases of COVID-19, one travel related, one a close contact

Published on August 23rd, 2021 @ 2:36 PM


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Today (Monday, August 23), Newfoundland and Labrador has two 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 to quarantine.

 

The first new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 20-39 years of age. The case is a close contact of a previous case.

 

The second new confirmed case is a female in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.

 

There is one new recovery in the Eastern Health region and 1,431 people have recovered. There is no one in hospital due to COVID-19.

 

There are currently 15 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

 

  • Eastern Health – 13
  • Central Health – 0
  • Labrador-Grenfell Health – 2
  • Western Health – 0

 

To date, 267,768 tests have been administered. People can check their COVID-19 test results online here.

 

The ongoing investigation into a cluster of cases of COVID-19 in the Eastern Health region announced on Wednesday, August 18, has identified five confirmed cases to date. Contact tracing by public health officials is nearing completion and the risk to the public has been deemed to be low. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.

 

All travellers coming to Newfoundland and Labrador, including Newfoundland and Labrador residents, are required to fill out a travel form found here. The travel form can be completed up to 30 days prior to the travel date. Please submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination by uploading it to your form. If you are over 12 and not vaccinated against COVID-19, you will be required to self- isolate upon entry into the province. If you travelled from within the Atlantic Provinces and are an Atlantic Canadian resident, you will need to complete the travel form but you will not need to complete the vaccination section.

 

The most up to date vaccine data and the number of vaccine doses administered is on the provincial COVID-19 data hub. Information on COVID-19 vaccines for Newfoundland and Labrador is available online here. Additional information on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is on the websites for each of the regional health authorities:

 

Eastern Health

Central Health

Western Health

Labrador-Grenfell Health

 

Please continue following the proven Public Health measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. People are encouraged to download COVID Alert to help reduce the spread of the virus. It is available free through the Apple or Google Play app stores. For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

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