6th Day Of No New COVID-19 Cases
For the sixth day in a row, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador today.
There are two new public health orders coming in effect. The First is on April 24 at noon, anyone entering the province will need to fill out an assessment form. On April 27 anyone entering will need to submit a self-isolation plan.
Of these cases, 5 are in hospital, 2 of which are in ICU. 205 have recovered.
6,902 people have been tested. There are now 48 active cases.
To date, there have been three deaths. Regional Breakdown:
Eastern Health 238
Central Health 8
Western Health 4
Labrador-Grenfell Health 6
Premier Ball says just because there are no cases it doesn't mean COVID-19 is not here.
Bill Woolridge shared his story of being infected with COVID-19 and his recovery. He was part of the Caul's cluster. His first symptom was a headache. When he got the call that someone at the funeral home was infected he went into isolation. He called 811 when a fever developed. He and his wife were tested. He tested positive and his wife was negative.
They were told to self-isolate and at home, his wife and himself separated. His wife did not contract COVID-19. He experienced a fever, chills, sweating, cough, headache, tiredness, loss of appetite.
April 6, both him and his wife were retested. They both tested negative.
Woolridge had a message for everyone: "COVID-19 is not a hoax, it can make you very sick and threaten your life."
Minister Haggie says that the virus will be here for some time to come.