S.D. John, NL –
On Tuesday, the Department of Health announced that there were seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
All are in the Eastern Health Region: two under the age of 20; One is between the ages of 20-39; Two between the ages of 40-49; One between 50-59; And someone over 70 years of age.
There are five women and two men.
There are also 25 new speculative positive cases in the Eastern Health Region. Predicted cases are treated the same as confirmed cases. These individuals are self-isolated.
Contact tracking of public health officials is ongoing for both confirmed and predictable cases. Anyone considered to be in close contact will be advised to isolate.
There are 297 active cases of COVID-10, most in Eastern Health – 289; Central Health – four; Labrador-Grenfell Health – Zero and Western Health – Four
There are six new restorations in the Eastern Health Region and two new restorations in the Western Health Region starting Monday. That means 407 people have recovered from the virus.
One is in the hospital.
To date, 94,944 have been tested.
People are encouraged to download COVID Alert to help reduce the spread of the virus. It is available for free through Apple or Google Play App Stores.
Did you depart from Toronto on Thursday, February 11 and board Air Canada Flight 7484 and arrive at Deer Lake on Friday, February 12? If so, please arrange for a COVID-19 test. To arrange the test, complete the online self-assessment and referral tool or call 811. #GovNL pic.twitter.com/y0PTQG9PGp
– Health and Social Services NL (HCS_GovNL) February 15, 2021