N.L. reports five new cases of COVID-19

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Newfoundland and Labrador has five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory. Contact tracing by Public Health is underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised regarding quarantine according to current guidelines.

All new confirmed cases are in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region.

The first new case is a male between 40-49 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.

The second new case is a female between 50-59 years of age. The case is under investigation.

The third new case is a female between 50-59 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.

The fourth new case is a male between 60-69 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.

The fifth new case is a female between 60-69 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.

There are seven new presumptive positive cases, two in the Western Health region and five in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.

There have been three new recoveries, two in the Central Health region and one in the Western Health region and 1,462 people have recovered. There is one person in hospital because of COVID-19.

There are currently 35 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

Eastern Health – 15

Central Health – 3

Labrador-Grenfell Health – 8

Western Health – 9

To date, 276,955 tests have been administered. People can check their COVID-19 test results onlinehere.

The investigation into a cluster of cases of COVID-19 in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region…
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