Stephen: Two new cases of COVID-19 in the province today
Today (Thursday, November 5), Newfoundland and Labrador has two new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The first new confirmed case is a male in the Central Health region between 20-39 years of age. The case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta.
The second new confirmed case is also a male in the Central Health region between 50-59 years of age. The case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta.
The two new cases are not related to a previous case in the region. The individuals are not members of the same household. Both men have been self-isolating since arrival.
Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
The total number of COVID-19 cases to date is 294. The province has five active cases.
Two hundred and eighty-five people have recovered from the virus.
To date, 53,851 people have been tested.
People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to adhere to the orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements.