New COVID-19 Case, People on Air Canada Flight Asked to Get Tested

There is another confirmed case of COVID-19 in the province today.

The one new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 50-59 years of age.

The new case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Department of Health and Community Services is asking passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 690 from Toronto to St. John’s on (Tuesday, October 20) to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing.

The individual has been self-isolating since arrival.