Nfld. & Labrador

N.L. reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, all in the Western Health region

The Health Department announced the new cases — and two new recoveries — in an unscheduled media release Saturday.

Province added 2 more recoveries, leaving 10 active cases

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all in the Western Health region. (Colleen Connors/CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.

All of Saturday's new cases are in the Western Health region: a woman under 20 years old, two women between 20 and 39 years old, and a man under 20. 

The Department of Health said all four are close contacts of a previous case, and contact tracing by public health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine, the Health Department said. 

The province also reported two new recoveries: one in the Western Health region and one in the Eastern Health region. There are now 10 active cases in the province. No one is in hospital due to COVID-19.

Earlier this week, the Department of Health said there would be no COVID-19 updates over the weekend, unless the situation warranted one.  

To date, 126,481 people have been tested, including 226 since Friday's update. 

A case reported on Thursday in the Eastern Health region and two cases in Western Health reported Friday remain under investigation.

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