The Newfoundland and Labrador government have reported four new cases of COVID-19, all of them being related to travel within Canada. The province reported these new COVID-19 cases just as it was preparing to send healthcare workers to Ontario to aid in the pandemic response.
Two cases are reported in the Western health region and both of them are males, between the ages of 40 and 49. The third case is detected in the Central health region and is between the ages of 20 and 39. The fourth person lives in the Eastern Health region and is between the ages of 40 and 49.
The new COVID-19 cases reported in the province have caused some major changes to travel advisories. Anyone who traveled on the following flights or ferries should call 811 and arrange for a COVID-19 test:
Air Canada Flight 8990 from Halifax to St. John’s on Friday.
Air Canada Flight 8008, leaving Toronto on Thursday and arriving in Deer Lake on Friday.
Wednesday’s Marine Atlantic crossing from North Sydney to Port aux Basques on the MV Highlanders.
Friday night crossing from Port aux Basques to North Sydney on the MV Highlanders.
Also, one new recovery is reported. This means that there are 28 active cases in the province right now.
In total, 131,870 people have been tested, including 231 in the last 24 hours.