3 more deaths and over 1,200 COVID-19 cases in two days


Newfoundland and Labrador has 663 new cases of COVID-19 today and there were 609 new cases on Thursday.


Currently, there are 27 people in the hospital. Of those people, three are in critical care. There were also three more deaths due to COVID-19.


Public Health revised criteria for PCR testing. Symptomatic individuals who are at increased risk for severe disease, live or work in congregate settings, or are essential to keeping the health system running are eligible for a PCR test.


This includes those who are 60 years and over, children under the age of two, First Nations, Inuit or Métis (18 years and older), frontline health care workers with direct patient care, and those who are pregnant.


Anyone working in a long term care home, personal care home, community care home, assisted living facility, or correctional facility, living in or working in a shelter, transition house, or temporary foreign worker setting, or are immunocompromised and potentially eligible for COVID-19 medications can also avail of PCR testing.