Public Advisory: Seven New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Public Advisory: Seven New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202132 Views

Today (Friday, May 7), Newfoundland and Labrador has seven 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 between 40-49 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.

The third new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 50-59 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.

The fourth new confirmed case is a female in the Eastern 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 Eastern Health region between 40-49 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.

The sixth new confirmed case is a male in the Central Health region between 40-49 years of age. The case is related to travel within Canada.

The seventh new confirmed case is a male in the Central Health region under 20 years of age. The case is a close contact of a previous case.

Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.

There are two new recoveries in the Eastern Health region and 1,054 people have recovered. There is no one in hospital due to COVID-19.

There are 63 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the 63 active cases is as follows:

  • Eastern Health – 37
  • Central Health – 11
  • Labrador-Grenfell Health – 3
  • Western Health – 12

To date, 135,547 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 has been deemed to be a contact of a previous case.

Due to today’s cases and out of an abundance of caution, Public Health is asking passengers who travelled on the below flights to arrange COVID-19 testing. To arrange testing, passengers can complete the online self-assessment and referral tool available here or call 811.

  • Air Canada Flight 8990 that departed Halifax and arrived in St. John’s on Thursday, April 29
  • Air Canada Flight 8016 that departed Montreal and arrived in St. John’s on Sunday, May 2
  • Air Canada Flight 8016 that departed Montreal and arrived in St. John’s on Tuesday, May 4
  • Air Canada Flight 8016 that departed Montreal and arrived in St. John’s on Wednesday, May 5

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:

Eastern Health
Central Health
Western Health
Labrador-Grenfell Health

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

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Media contact
Lesley Clarke
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-2910
[email protected]

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