New Case of COVID-19 Turns Fatal

Newfoundland and Labrador has another fatality from COVID-19.

In a news release issued today, it was confirmed that there was one new confirmed case of COVID-19.

It was a male in the Western Health region between 60-69 years of age.

Unfortunately, this individual has passed away.

The new case is travel-related.

The deceased individual, arrived in Canada from Central Africa, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and travelled to the province on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. He travelled from Toronto to Halifax on Air Canada Flight 604, and from Halifax to Deer Lake on Air Canada Flight 8876. Public Health guidelines were followed, however, he passed away while in self-isolation, on Thursday, October 1, 2020.

Contact tracing by Public Health is underway.