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5 New Cases of COVID-19 in NL

Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new active cases in the province today.

Of those cases, three are in Eastern Health and two are in Western Health.

Right now we have 18 active cases of COVID-19. One person is in hospital due to the virus.

Public Health has identified six cases of COVID-19 in Grand Bank this week.

The investigation by Public Health into the source of the infection for the second case announced yesterday in the Western Health region is ongoing.

All individuals are self-isolating. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.

Public Health officials are recommending against non-essential travel. This includes travel to Nova Scotia. The province will not open up to non-essential travel right now, especially as other jurisdictions tighten their restrictions to control the spread of the virus.

Second waves of COVID-19 are happening across Canada and around the world.

294 people have recovered. To date, 58,601 people have been tested.

Premier Furey, Minister of Health and Community Services John Haggie, and Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health will hold a media availability on Monday.

The announcement takes place at 12:30 p.m. and there will be announcements on COVID-19.


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