Newfoundland and Labrador’s officials have reported five new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. Four of these cases were travel-related. Of those five cases, three were reported in the Eastern Health region. All of those three cases were adult males, who were traveling through the country. The fourth case is a male in his 60s, situated in the Central Health region. The fifth case is a woman aged 70 or older in the Western Health region.
Besides five new cases, Newfoundland and Labrador also reported five new recoveries. This means that the number of active cases in the province is still 67. Of those 67 cases, 40 were reported in the Eastern Health region, 12 in the Central region, another 12 in the Western region, and 3 in the Labrador-Grenfell region.
For now, 136,097 people have been tested for COVID-19 in the province.
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald stated that people need to follow the procedures if they want to see the number of those infected go down.
“I think we will continue to see cases, and we’ll probably see more cases over the coming weeks. I think how people adhere to public health measures that will certainly make the difference as to whether or not we see a [third] wave out of this.”