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N.L. reports 4 new cases of COVID-19, as 1st vaccine dose reaches 71% of eligible population

Newfoundland and Labrador's Health Department is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, all in the Western Health region and none connected to a cluster in the area. 

Province has 39 active cases, after steep weekend drop in caseload

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 on Monday. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, all in the Western Health region and none connected to the cluster in the area. 

Three of the cases are under 20 years old, while the fourth is between 20 and 39 years old. All are contacts of  previous cases.

With no new recoveries reported Monday, the province's active caseload ticks up to 39.

The regional breakdown of current active cases:

  • Three in the Eastern Health region.
  • 11 in the Central Health region.
  • Zero in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region.
  • 25 in the Western Health region.

To date, 154,660 people have been tested, including 354 since Sunday's update. 

A case reported Wednesday in the Central Health region and a case reported Wednesday in the Western Health region remain under investigation.

The Health Department said investigations into both the Central Health and Western Health clusters are ongoing. 

Newfoundland and Labrador is expecting to receive 72,520 doses of vaccine this week, according to the provincial government's COVID-19 website. 

As of Sunday 373,170 doses had been administered, with 346,138 people having received their first shot — 71.6 per cent of the eligible population. 

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