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New Case of COVID-19 Related to Marine Atlantic

By Haydn Blackey - Flickr: MV Blue Puttees, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new confirmed case of COVID-19 Thursday.

The one new confirmed case is a male in the Central Health region. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing is underway.

This case is connected to the MV Blue Puttees situation.

As requested on Wednesday, the Department of Health and Community Services is asking passengers who travelled on the MV Blue Puttees to or from North Sydney and Port aux Basques between Tuesday, December 29 and Saturday, January 16 to arrange COVID-19 testing.

All passengers should continue to monitor themselves for symptoms for a full 14 days from the time of their arrival in the province.

The province has six active cases.

One person is in hospital due to the virus.

To date, 77,273 people have been tested.


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