11 New Cases of COVID-19
Newfoundland and Labrador added 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the total Sunday.
Ten of which were located in the Eastern Health region and one is located in the Western Health region.
Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact will be advised to quarantine.
There are 296 active cases of COVID-19.
There is no one in the hospital. To date, 91,045 people have been tested.
The regional breakdown of the 296 active cases is as follows:
Eastern Health – 287
Central Health – 4
Labrador-Grenfell Health – 0
Western Health – 5
The department is advising rotational workers about an identified COVID-19 outbreak at the Brucejack gold mine in British Columbia. The department was notified about the outbreak by the Public Health Agency of Canada as individuals from this province work at the mine. A list of worksites with declared outbreaks can be found online here.
Rotational workers with the mine who have returned to Newfoundland and Labrador in the last 14 days must self-isolate and physically distance away from household members, and complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811 to arrange testing. These workers must now complete the full 14-day self-isolation period, regardless of test result.