NL reports fourth active case of COVID-19 on Sunday

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Newfoundland and Labrador reported a fourth active case of COVID-19 in the province on Sunday. The new case is a woman between the ages of 20 and 39 living in the central health region. (Katie Breen / CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador reports a new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to four.

The new confirmed case is a 20- to 39-year-old female living in the central health region and is a close contact of a previous active case.

The provincial government says she has isolated herself, contact tracing is underway and the risk to the public is low.

The latest case brings the number of active cases in the central health region to three. The first case was reported on Monday, the second a day later.

The second active case is believed to be a family member of the first.

There is also an active case in the Eastern Health Region, linked to travel from outside the country.

According to a press release from the provincial government, the total number of cases in the province has now risen to 266. As of Sunday, 259 people recovered from the virus and there were three COVID-19-related deaths in the province.

A total of 23,657 people have been tested for COVID-19 – an increase of 296 from Saturday.

The provincial government is once again asking people who traveled on Air Canada flight AC8006 from Toronto to St. John’s on July 16 to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 and to call 811 if they show symptoms.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, headache, sore throat, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, unexplained loss of appetite, and small red spots or violets on the hands or feet.

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