New COVID-19 Case Reported in Western Health Region

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Health officials are today reporting a new case of COVID-19.The new case concerns a man in his forties in the Western Health Region. The man is a close contact from a previous case, living in the same extended household.

Due to the fact that he had already been identified as a close contact, the man was already isolating himself during his infectious period and there is no risk of transmission to the community. Public health contact tracing is complete.

The province now has nine active cases. 47,753 people have been tested for the virus.

Note: An earlier statement from the Department of Health and Community Services said there were no new cases since yesterday’s update. This story has been updated with new information released by the ministry this afternoon.

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