The latest case was announced on Friday. It has been identified in the central area of the province and is linked to trips outside of Atlantic Canada. The person has self-isolated if necessary.
Newfoundland and Labrador identified a new case of COVID-19 with a connection in Halifax on Saturday. A man in his 60s who traveled to Canada from central Africa on September 29 died while self-isolating on October 1.
According to health officials, the man traveled to Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday, September 30. He traveled from Toronto to Halifax on Air Canada Flight 604 and from Halifax to Deer Lake on Air Canada Flight 8876.
Health officials from the Netherlands say the man was pre-symptomatic on the trip and the risk is low, but people on the same flight should still watch for symptoms. Newfoundland and Labrador reported another case of COVID-19 on Sunday, which officials said was linked to the case reported on Saturday.
Nova Scotia has recorded 1,088 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths since March.
The latest figures for the Atlantic bubble are:
- New Brunswick reported no new cases on Sunday with three active cases remaining. A new case was found on Saturday. The province is also monitoring an outbreak in Maine. The new case is unrelated to this outbreak in Baileyville, near St. Stephen.
- Newfoundland and Labrador reported a new case of COVID-19 on Saturday and a related case on Sunday. The previous case was related to travel. The case – a man in his sixties – died while in segregation. He had recently traveled to Canada from Central Africa. He traveled from Toronto to Halifax on Air Canada Flight 604 and from Halifax to Deer Lake on Air Canada Flight 8876. The province has four known active cases.
- Prince Edward Island reported two new cases on Sunday. The two are unrelated and involve trips outside the Atlantic bubble. They are isolated. The province has three active cases.
Anyone with any of the following symptoms of COVID-19 should visit the COVID-19 Self-Assessment website or call 811:
- Cough or worsening of a previous cough.
Anyone with two or more of the following symptoms is also encouraged to visit the 811 website:
- Sore throat.
- Shortness of breath.
- Runny nose.