COVID-19 Update

Today Wednesday, October 13, Newfoundland and Labrador has four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory.

In the Eastern Health region:

· One under 20 years of age; and
· One between 20-39 years of age;

Both cases are female and are related to international travel.

In the Central Health region:

· One under 20 years of age.

The case is a female and is a contact of previous known case.

In the Western Health region:

· One between 40-49 years of age.

The case is a male and is a contact of 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 11 new recoveries, four in the Eastern Health region and seven in the Central Health region and 1,791 people have recovered. There are 10 people in hospital because of COVID-19, six in non-critical care and four in critical care. There are no new presumptive positive cases in the province.

There are currently 62 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

· Eastern Health – 19
· Central Health – 41
· Labrador-Grenfell Health – 1
· Western Health – 1

To date, 319,271 tests have been administered.

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