23 New COVID-19 Cases
The province reported 23 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.
The majority of which were in the central health region. Twenty of the new cases are in the Central health region and are connected to the cluster in the Central Health region.
In the Eastern Health region, there are two cases and there is one case in the Western Health region.
Four people remain in the hospital. There are 87 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. So far, 141,529 people have been tested.
Central Health Cluster
The investigation into the cluster of cases in the Central Health region is ongoing. There are now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with the cluster and the source of infection remains under investigation. There are 8 remaining presumptive positive cases in the Central Health region related to the cluster.
Public Health is advising against travel in and out of the Lewisporte to Summerford area of the province, except for essential purposes. They are also strongly encouraging people in the Lewisporte to Summerford area to get tested for COVID-19 regardless of whether or not they are experiencing symptoms.
Possible COVID-19 Exposure
As part of its ongoing investigation into the cluster of cases in the Central Health Region, Public Health is asking anyone who worked at or visited Loblaws Pharmacy inside the independent grocery store at 252 Main Street in Lewisporte on the dates and times listed below to arrange COVID-19 testing.
Wednesday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
People who worked at or visited the pharmacy and currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to isolate until 24 hours after their symptoms resolve and they receive a negative test result.
People who worked at or visited the pharmacy and do not currently have symptoms of COVID-19 are not required to isolate until they receive a negative test result. While awaiting their test result, they should monitor for symptoms and isolate should any symptoms develop.