Stephen: One new case of COVID-19 identified in Western Health

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Today (Thursday, October 15), Newfoundland and Labrador has one new confirmed case of COVID-19.

 

The one new confirmed case is a male in the Western Health region between 40-49 years of age.

 

The new case is a close contact of a previous case. The individual is a member of the same extended household.

 

Because this individual was identified previously as a close contact of a previous case, he was already in quarantine throughout the infectious period.

 

This means there is no risk of transmission to the community.

 

Contact tracing by Public Health is completed. Everyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.

 

This brings the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province to 284.

 

The province has nine active cases.

 

Two hundred and seventy-one people have recovered from the virus.

 

To date, 47,753 people have been tested.

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