COVID-19 Update

Today, Monday, September 13, Newfoundland and Labrador has nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory.

In the Eastern Health region:

– One male between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.
– One female between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.
– One female between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.
– One female between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to international travel.
– One male between 20-39 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.
– One male between 20-39 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.
– One female between 20-39 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.
– One female 70 years of age and older. The case is a contact of a previous known case.

In the Western Health region:

– One male under 20 years of age. The case is a contact of a previous known case.

Contact tracing by Public Health is underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised regarding quarantine according to current guidelines.

There have been 14 new recoveries, eight in the Eastern Health region, one in the Central Health region, two in the Labrador-Grenfell region and three in the Western Health region and 1,487 people have recovered. There is one person in hospital because of COVID-19.

There is one new presumptive positive case in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.

There are currently 40 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

· Eastern Health – 23
· Central Health – 1
· Labrador-Grenfell Health – 13
· Western Health – 3

To date, 282,126 tests have been administered.

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