Yesterday Monday, October 26, Newfoundland and Labrador had one new confirmed case of COVID-19.
The one new confirmed case is a female in the Eastern Health region between 50-59 years of age.
The new case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta.
The individual has been self-isolating since arrival.
Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
The province has five active cases of COVID-19.
282 people have recovered from the virus to date, 50,871 people have been tested.
People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to adhere to the orders from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements. Everyone has a part to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
In Alert Level 2, individuals should continue to practice good infection prevention and control practices. Daily preventative actions can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
People are reminded that COVID Alert is available for download free through the Apple or Google Play app stores. Public Health is encouraging people to download the app to help reduce the spread of the virus.
For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.