Province Reports 1 New Case of COVID-19
There was one new case of COVID-19 in the province on Friday. The new case was located in the Eastern Health Region.
The individual is a close contact of a previous known case.
Currently, there are 113 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. There are 110 cases in Eastern Health, 2 in Labrador-Grenfell Health, and 1 in Western Health. There have been nine new recoveries in the Eastern Health region.
There are seven people in hospital. Of these patients, two are in intensive care.
So far, 114,211 people have been tested.
Eastern Health will be offering voluntary testing to people who are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Many of those who tested positive during the St. John’s metro area outbreak had no symptoms. This testing will help Public Health determine if there are any pockets of COVID-19 that have gone undetected and will help in the decision to ease restrictions further.
Testing centres in Mount Pearl, St. John’s, Burin, Harbour Grace and Clarenville are now accepting appointments for asymptomatic people who wish to receive a COVID-19 test. Additional mobile testing clinics will take place in Trepassey, Bonavista, Placentia and downtown St. John’s throughout the next week.
If you wish to book an appointment, please complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811.
When completing the online self-assessment and referral tool for asymptomatic testing, please select both of the following options to receive an appointment:
Select “I do not have any symptoms.”
Select “yes” for the question “Do you require a COVID-19 test as a result of an advisory from Public Health (i.e. a flight or a public place connected to a COVID-19 case)?”