Public Advisory: 14 New Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Government News Release

Today (Monday, February 22), Newfoundland and Labrador has 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The 14 new confirmed cases are as follows:

In the Eastern Health region:

  • 4 under 20 years of age;
  • 1 between 20-39 years of age;
  • 2 between 40-49 years of age;
  • 4 between 50-59 years of age; and,
  • 1 between 60-69 years of age.

In the Western Health region:

  • 1 between 60-69 years of age.

The case in the Western Health region is related to domestic travel.

In the Labrador-Grenfell Health region:

  • 1 between 50-59 years of age.

The case in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region is related to international travel.

There are 3 females and 11 males.

Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact will be advised to quarantine.

Regarding the case in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region, this individual is military personnel who has been in self-isolation since arrival. Contact tracing is finished. There are no close contacts outside of the individual’s isolating work contacts. Public Health has determined there is no risk to the region as a result of this case.

There are 407 active cases of COVID-19.

The regional breakdown of the 407 active cases is as follows:

  • Eastern Health – 398
  • Central Health – 4
  • Labrador-Grenfell Health – 1
  • Western Health – 4

There have been 37 new recoveries in the Eastern Health region since yesterday. This means 526 people have recovered from the virus.

Five individuals are in hospital.

To date, 108,834 people have been tested.

People are reminded that they can check their COVID-19 test results online here.

People are encouraged to download COVID Alert to help reduce the spread of the virus. It is available for free through the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Public Health is reminding people about the phrase People, Space, Time, and Place.

  • People – The more people you interact with, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Space – The closer you are to others, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Time – The more time you spend with others, the greater the risk of spread.
  • Place – Indoor activities with others are more risky than outdoor activities.

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should continue to practice good infection prevention and control practices.

These practices include:

  • Stay informed, be prepared and follow Public Health advice;
  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds;
  • Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water;
  • Do not touch your face;
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette;
  • Wear a non-medical mask in public indoor spaces;
  • Maintain physical distancing;
  • Increase cleanliness and ventilation of public spaces and worksites;
  • Work from home, if possible; and,
  • Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with others.

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit: www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.

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Media contact
Tina Newhook
Health and Community Services
709-729-1377, 728-2837
tinanewhook@gov.nl.ca

Source Article from https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/health/0222n02/
Public Advisory: 14 New Cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Source: https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/health/0222n02/
Aggregated from: News Releases

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