Public Advisory: Five New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Plus One New Confirmed Case on Ship in Conception Bay
Today (Thursday, May 6), Newfoundland and Labrador has five new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The first new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.
The second new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region under 20 years of age. The case is a close contact of a previous case.
The third new confirmed case is a male in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region between 20-39 years of age. The case is related to international travel.
The fourth new confirmed case is a female in the Central Health region between 40-49 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.
The fifth new confirmed case is a male in the Western Health region between 20-39 years of age. The case is under investigation.
Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
There is also one new confirmed case of COVID-19 on the ship anchored in Conception Bay. This means a total of 14 crew are confirmed COVID-19 positive. The ship and crew are following Public Health orders as directed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. The crew remain onboard and there is no risk of community spread. The province is continuing to work closely with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Eastern Health while the ship remains anchored in Conception Bay.
There are six new recoveries, three in the Eastern Health region, two in the Central Health region and one in the Western Health region and 1,052 people have recovered. There is one person in hospital due to COVID-19, who is a crew member of the boat anchored in Conception Bay.
There are 58 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the 58 active cases is as follows:
- Eastern Health – 34
- Central Health – 9
- Labrador-Grenfell Health – 3
- Western Health – 12
To date, 135,201 people have been tested. People can check their COVID-19 test results online here.
There are no new presumptive positive cases.
The case reported on Friday, April 23 in the Western Health region remains under investigation.
People are encouraged to download COVID Alert to help reduce the spread of the virus. It is available for free through the Apple or Google Play app stores.
Public Health is reminding people about the phrase People, Space, Time, and Place.
- People – The more people you interact with, the greater the risk of spread.
- Space – The closer you are to others, the greater the risk of spread.
- Time – The more time you spend with others, the greater the risk of spread.
- Place – Indoor activities with others are more risky than outdoor activities.
People should continue to practice good infection prevention and control practices.
These practices include:
- Stay informed, be prepared and follow Public Health advice;
- Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds;
- Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water;
- Do not touch your face;
- Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette;
- Wear a non-medical mask in public indoor spaces;
- Maintain physical distancing;
- Increase cleanliness and ventilation of public spaces and worksites;
- Work from home, if possible; and,
- Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with others.
The most up to date vaccine data and the number of vaccine doses administered can be found on the provincial COVID-19 data hub. Information on the COVID-19 vaccine for Newfoundland and Labrador is available online here. Additional information on the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out can be found on the websites for each of the regional health authorities:
For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.
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