Today, Tuesday, February 23, Newfoundland and Labrador has 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The 15 new confirmed cases are as follows:
In the Eastern Health region:
· 2 under 20 years of age;
· 1 between 20-39 years of age;
· 8 between 40-49 years of age;
· 2 between 50-59 years of age;
· 1 between 60-69 years of age; and,
· 1 70 years of age and above.
There are 10 females and 5 males.
Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
There are no new or outstanding presumptive positive cases.
There are 372 active cases of COVID-19.
There have been 50 new recoveries in the Eastern Health region since yesterday.
This means 576 people have recovered from the virus, five people are in hospital, of these patients, two are in intensive care and to date, 109,540 people have been tested.
Public Health is making this ask out of an abundance of caution because of the confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Western Health region reported yesterday.
For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.