NL reports 9 new travel-related COVID-19 cases – fr

NL reports 9 new travel-related COVID-19 cases – fr

More than 139,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. (John Pike / CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the number of active cases to 85.

All nine cases are travel-related, with two cases in the Eastern Health Region, three in the Central Health Region and four in the Western Health Region.

The two cases in the Eastern region and the three in the Central region involve men in their 20s or 30s who have traveled within Canada.

Cases in the western region include a man and woman in their 20s or 30s, as well as two men in their 40s.

Contact tracing is ongoing in all cases, according to public health.

There are no new presumptive positive cases to report on Sunday, but the suspected case reported on Saturday linked to the outbreak in the Codroy Valley and surrounding areas remains presumptive and has not been confirmed positive.

There are eight confirmed cases in and around Codroy Valley, three of which are linked to Bélanger Memorial School in Upper Ferry.

The province is also reporting two new recoveries on Sunday, and one person remains in hospital due to the virus.

On Sunday, 139,068 people were tested for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, 444 more than on Saturday.

51 cases this week

In the past seven days, Newfoundland and Labrador has reported 51 new cases of COVID-19. The province continues to see the majority of its cases trace back to travel, but has seen an increase in the number of active cases due to days of at least 10 new confirmed cases over the past week.

Public health officials saw the number of active cases rise by 11 from May 9 to 15, with 40 recoveries reported during that time.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 and 103 recoveries on Saturday, while New Brunswick reported 11 new cases.

Prince Edward Island only reports updates if there are new positive cases.

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