Nfld. & Labrador

No new cases of COVID-19 in N.L.

Sunday marks the second day in the past week that the number of cases in the province has held steady.

273 new tests were conducted between Saturday and Sunday

There are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday. The novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, is seen here in yellow. (NIAID-RML/Reuters)

For the second day in the past week, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador.

According to a provincial government press release Sunday, the total number of cases in the province remains at 257. 

In total, there are 239 cases in the Eastern Health region, eight cases in the Central Health region, four cases in the Western Health region and six cases in the Labrador-Grenfell region.

Six people remain in hospital, with three people in intensive care.

As of Sunday afternoon, 6,144 people have been tested — an increase of 273 tests from Saturday — with 5,887 testing negative. Testing has seen an uptick since new criteria came into effect on Thursday, broadening to include anyone who shows two or more symptoms of COVID-19.

Previously, anyone with two or more symptoms would have to have travelled, or have had contact with a positive case or a health-care worker before meeting criteria for testing.

Sunday also marks the 14th straight day with fewer than 10 new confirmed cases reported.

The total cases by age:

  • 22 cases are under 20 years old.
  • 37 are between 20 and 39 years old.
  • 37 are between 40 and 49 years old.
  • 56 are between 50 and 59 years old.
  • 58 are between 60 and 69 years old.
  • 47 are 70 years old or older.

In all, 191 people have recovered from the virus, leaving 63 active cases in the province. Active cases are the total cases minus recovered cases and deaths.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province remains at three.

There were also no new cases reported on Tuesday.

The province's daily briefings will resume Monday.

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