Three New Cases of COVID-19
There are three new cases of COVID-19 in the province today.
The first new confirmed case is a male in the Central Health region between 60-69 years of age.
The second new confirmed case is a male in the Central Health region between 40-49 years of age.
The third new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 40-49 years of age.
All three cases are travel related. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
All three cases are associated with the outbreak at the Canadian Natural Resources Horizon Oil Sands site in Alberta.
As a result of today’s new cases, the Department of Health and Community Services is asking people who travelled on Air Canada Flight 690 from Toronto to St. John’s on Saturday, October 10, 2020, to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing.
There are currently 12 active cases. To date, 48,093 people have been tested.