COVID-19 Update

Today, Tuesday, October 12, Newfoundland and Labrador has 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory on Friday, October 8.

In the Eastern Health region:

· One under 20 years of age;
· One between 20-39 years of age;
· Three between 50-59 years of age; and
· Three between 60-69 years of age.

There are four females and four males. One case is a contact of a previous known case, six cases are related to travel within Canada and one is under investigation.

In the Central Health region:

· One under 20 years of age;
· Three between 20-39 years of age;
· One between 40-49 years of age;
· Two between 50-59 years of age;
· Three between 60-69 years of age; and
· Two 70 years of age and older.

There are five females and seven males. Five cases are a contacts of previous known cases and the others are under investigation.

In the Labrador-Grenfell region:

· One between 20-39 years of age.

The case is a female and is related to international travel.

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

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting its twelfth and thirteenth deaths from COVID-19. There is one male from the Central Health region between 60-69 years of age and one male in the Central Health region 70 years of age and older. The department is sending its condolences to the families of these individuals and asks everyone to respect these families privacy at this time.

There have been 62 new recoveries, nine in the Eastern Health region, 50 in the Central Health region and three in the Western Health region and 1,780 people have recovered. There are 12 people in hospital because of COVID-19, seven in non-critical care and five in critical care.

There are three new presumptive positive cases in the province. Once presumptive positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.

There are currently 69 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

· Eastern Health – 21
· Central Health – 47
· Labrador-Grenfell Health – 1
· Western Health – 0

To date, 318,500 tests have been administered.

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