That’s according to Dr. Monica Dutt, interim medical officer of health for Central Health.
Ten of the eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the central Newfoundland region are in a personal care home in Baie Verte.
Eight of these cases concern people over 70 years old.
This is a serious concern for public health officials who are investigating the cause of the outbreak and how the virus entered the facility.
Dr Dutt says she expects to see more cases linked to the cluster as contact tracing continues.
In response to the cluster, tests are now available for people with symptoms in the Baie Verte area today. The testing clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tommy Ricketts Arena in the community. Appointments will not be necessary.
In addition, a number of COVID-19 vaccination clinics have opened in the region. Information is available on the Central Health website.
Due to identified cases of COVID-19 in the region, COVID-19 tests will now be available for all symptomatic people in the Baie Verte region on Tuesday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Clinics will be held at the Tommy Ricketts Arena in Baie Verte.https: //t.co/p3p1b3gRYv pic.twitter.com/RfVEeet65e
– Central Health (@CentralHealthNL) September 21, 2021