There are 44 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador today.
Forty-two of those cases are in the Eastern Health region, and two are in the Central Health region. The province is also reporting 21 new presumptive positives in the Eastern Health region.
There have been three new recoveries since yesterday’s update. Two in the Eastern Health region, one in Western Health.
There are now 338 active cases in the province. One person is in hospital due to the virus.
Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald clarified how the province reports presumptive positive cases, which are first discovered through antigen or “rapid” testing.
Once presumptive positives are confirmed by the province’s public health laboratory they appear in our confirmed case counts. For example, 10 of today’s positives were once reported as presumptive positives.