Newfoundland and Labrador reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, as well as the emergence of a cluster in the Labrador-Grenfell health region.
According to a statement released just before 5:00 p.m. NT, there are eight new confirmed cases in the Eastern Health Region, three in the West Health Region, one in the Central Health Region and three in the Health Region. Labrador-Grenfell.Six of the cases in the Eastern Health Region are linked to national or international travel. One case is close contact with a previous case, while another is under investigation.
Two of the three cases in the Western Health Region are close contacts of previous cases, while the third case is under investigation.
Two cases in the Labrador-Grenfell region are under investigation, as well as one case in the Central Health Region.
The third case reported in the Labrador-Grenfell region is close contact with a previous case.
There are also seven presumptive positive cases in the Labrador-Grenfell region.
The new figures bring the total number of active cases in the province to 33. 11 new recoveries have been reported since the last COVID-19 update.
One person is now hospitalized due to COVID-19.
A total of 275,924 COVID-19 tests were performed in the province, an increase of 2,094 on Friday.
Public health is also giving advice on a cluster of COVID-19 cases emerging in the Labrador-Grenfell health region. The investigation involves a large number of contacts, the statement said.
Out of caution, health officials are also recommending the delayed opening of three schools in the Roddickton area of Newfoundland to allow time for contact tracing. This includes Cloud River Academy in Roddickton, HG Fillier Academy in Englee, and Mary Simms All Grade in Main Brook.
CBC News has contacted the English school district and asked if they will follow the public health recommendation before the start of the school year on Wednesday.
Investigations of two previously known clusters in Eastern and Western health regions are continuing. There are respectively five and seven cases connected to each cluster.
Due to the increase in cases and contacts, COVID-19 testing will continue in the Roddickton-Bide Arm area at the White Bay Central Health Center Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
No appointment is necessary, and anyone with even a single symptom of COVID-19 should be tested, according to public health.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, along with Minister of Health John Haggie and Prime Minister Andrew Furey, will address the public in a COVID-19 briefing Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (NT).
Public Health has also issued several notices regarding potential exposure to COVID-19 in the province. Anyone who has visited the following locations on the dates and times indicated should arrange for a COVID-19 test.
Eastern health region:
- Tiny’s Bar and Grill, 1378 Topsail Road, Paradise August 30 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Irving Big Stop of Donovan, 65 Clyde Avenue, Mount Pearl September 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- A&W, 1448 Topsail Road, Paradise September 11am to 12pm. This does not apply to people who have only used the drive-thru.
Western health region:
- River’s End Motel, 2 North Shore Highway, Corner Brook, August 20.
- Quality Inn, 64 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook, August 20-22.
- Pizza Delight, 24 Murphy Square, Corner Brook August 20 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Walmart, 16 Murphy Square, Corner Brook August 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., August 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and August 21 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Samuel & Company, 44 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook Plaza August 20 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and August 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.
- Reitmans, 44 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook Plaza August 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Bell Aliant, 44 Maple Valley Road, Corner Brook Plaza August 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Tim Hortons, 28 Murphy Square, Corner Brook August 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and August 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. This does not apply to people who have used drive-thru only.
- McDonald’s, 16 Confederation Drive, Corner Brook, August 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This does not apply to people who have only used drive-thru.
- Winners, 35 Confederation Parkway, Corner Brook August 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. and August 31 from 3 to 4 p.m.
- Canadian Tire Gas Bar, 4 Murphy Square, Corner Brook August 21 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Canadian Tire, 4 Murphy Square, Corner Brook August 21 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Kent Building Supplies, 37 Confederation Drive, Corner Brook August 21 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
- Jiwen Garden, 82 West Street, Corner Brook August 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Humber Nurseries Ltd., 137 West Valley Road, Corner Brook August 22 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Deer Lake Irving Big Stop, 62 Trans-Canada Highway August 22 from 3 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
- Mary Brown’s, 60 Trans-Canada Highway, Deer Lake August 22 from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Gros Morne Gas Bar, 1A-B Viking Trail, St Paul’s August 22 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Dollarama, 24 Commerce Street, Deer Lake August 31, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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