11 New Cases of COVID-19 in NL

The number of COVID-19 cases in the province has jumped to 35.

Eleven new presumptive positive cases have been identified since yesterday, all in the Eastern Health region.

All new cases, says Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, are related to travel and what she calls a “cluster” of previously identified cases. Contact tracing continues.

1,131 people in NL have been tested so far, 1,096 of which have come back negative.

“You are threatening the lives of others” says Premier Dwight Ball if you do not abide by the rules of self-isolation and social distancing.

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald is now ordering the closure of all private health clinics with the exception of physicians and nurse practitioner clinics and is asking that other health care professionals like optometrists, dentists and psychologists follow suit.

If you are well, and unless absolutely necessary, Dr, Fitzgerald says, stay home and all but essential workers must stay home.

For those who are sick. Stay home.

Story Courtesy of VOCM.