COVID-19 Update

Today, Thursday, October 14, Newfoundland and Labrador has four new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory.

The new cases are in the Central Health region:

· Two between 50-59 years of age; and
· Two between 60-69 years of age.

There are two females and two males and all cases are under investigation.

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 six new recoveries, three in the Eastern Health region, two in the Central Health region and one in the Western Health region and 1,797 people have recovered.

There are 11 people in hospital because of COVID-19, seven in non-critical care and four in critical care. There are no new presumptive positive cases in the province.

There are currently 60 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:

· Eastern Health – 16
· Central Health – 43
· Labrador-Grenfell Health – 1
· Western Health – 0

To date, 320,432 tests have been administered.

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