COVID-19 Update

Today, Friday, October 22, Newfoundland and Labrador has 30 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public advisory.

In the Eastern Health region:

· Twenty-two under 20 years of age;
· Four between 20-39 years of age; and
· One between 40-49 years of age.

There are 13 females and 14 males. Twenty-three cases are contacts of previous known cases, one case is related to international travel and three are under investigation.

In the Central Health region:

· One under 20 years of age;
· One between 60-69 years of age; and
· One 70 years of age and older.

There is one female and two males and all are contacts of previous known cases.

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, seven in the Eastern Health region, six in the Central Health region and one in the Western Health region and 1,844 people have recovered. There are four people in hospital because of COVID-19. 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 – 40
· Central Health – 17
· Labrador-Grenfell Health – 0
· Western Health – 5

To date, 327,666 tests have been administered.