Other cases should be linked to the COVID cluster in Baie Verte – .

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More cases are likely to emerge as the investigation continues into a COVID cluster in a personal care home in Baie Verte.

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.


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