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15 new COVID-19 cases

There are 15 new cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory.

Four are in the Eastern Health Region and 11 in the Central Health Region.

There is one person in hospital because of COVID-19. There are no new presumptive positive cases in the province.

There are currently 46 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

289,370 tests have been administered.

Two are related to travel in Canada, two are related to international travel, ten cases are under investigation and one case is a contact of a previous known case.

The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

  • Eastern Health – 21

  • Central Health – 14

  • Labrador-Grenfell Health – 10

  • Western Health – 1

Over the weekend, a number of COVID-19 cases were identified at White Bay Retirement Living in Baie Verte. As of now, there are currently 10 cases related to the personal care home. All residents and staff have been tested and advised to quarantine based on public health guidelines.

The source is under investigation and Public Health is investigating how the virus got into the home.

Community testing is available in the region today and Central Health, in collaboration with the owner/operators of the facility, has implemented visitor restrictions.


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