5 New Cases and Several Advisories
On Saturday there were five new cases of COVID-19 in the province. Three of the cases are located in the Eastern Health region and two are in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. Three of the cases are related to travel within Canada. One is related to international travel and one is under investigation.
Passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8016 that departed Montreal and arrived in St. John’s on Thursday, April 29, are asked to arrange COVID-19 testing.
There are five new recoveries leaving 33 active cases. There are three people in the hospital due to COVID-19. So far, 133,377 people have been tested.
The province is working closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Eastern Health because of a ship anchored in Conception Bay. One crew member is confirmed COVID-19 positive at this time and testing of all crew has taken place aboard the ship. The ship and crew are following Public Health orders as directed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The department is advising rotational workers about an identified COVID-19 outbreak at the Oilsands Industrial Lodge in Alberta. The department was notified about the outbreak by the Public Health Agency of Canada as individuals from this province work at the site. A list of worksites with declared outbreaks can be found online here.
The case reported on Friday, April 23 in the Western Health region remains under investigation.