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53 New Cases of COVID-19

There are 53 new cases of COVID-19 today. All these cases are located in Eastern Health.

One of the new cases is a resident of Central Health but was tested in Eastern Health.

There are 32 presumptive positive cases.

There are 110 active cases. 84,220 people have been tested.

People have been transmitting the virus without getting tested due to mild symptoms.

Effective immediately all group activities and sports are suspended. Gatherings are limited to 10 people. Non-essential retail stores are to close to in-person shopping as are restaurants with only drive-thru options in the St. John's area.

Travel to and from St. John's should be essential travel only.

Dr. Fitzgerald says "we're in for a rough period in the days and weeks ahead."

The Newfoundland and Labrador English School District has suspended in-class instruction for K to 12 schools for the St. John’s area. Extra-Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities are cancelled province-wide on the advice of public health.

Electors in the district of Conception Bay East – Bell Island who voted on Saturday, February 6 at the advance poll held in the Community Centre, 1119 Thorburn Road, Portugal Cove – St. Philips, are advised that a poll worker at this location has since tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member had very limited interaction with the public in their custodial role.

The Returning Office for the district of Mount Pearl – Southlands, located at Town Square Ruby Line Limited (75 Barbour Drive, Mount Pearl), is closed effective immediately as a result of exposure to COVID-19.

An individual who has since tested positive for COVID-19 attended a three-hour training session at St. Peter’s Church on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Anyone who attended the same training session is advised to contact 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing.

Any electors who voted at this location should contact 811 for guidance on whether they should isolate or be tested for COVID-19.


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