Stephen: Public Health provides update on positive case from Nov 8


The Department of Health and Community Services is providing an update on the one new confirmed case in the Western Health region announced yesterday (Sunday, November 8).


The source of the infection continues to be investigated by Public Health.


Public Health is working to identify potential sources of transmission. They have identified the close contacts of this case. Anyone considered a close contact will be notified by Public Health and advised to quarantine.


People should know that they will only be contacted by Public Health if they are deemed a close contact.


Investigations of this nature can take time and Public Health is asking people to remain patient as the investigation continues. More information will be provided as it becomes available.


Public Health is taking the opportunity to remind people, in light of yesterday’s case, to strictly adhere to the orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health. People must remain vigilant and follow all Public Health measures to protect themselves, their families, and their communities from the spread of COVID-19.


People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements.




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