New COVID-19 case in N.L., bringing total to 257
The 1 new case is in the Eastern Health region
There is one new case of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador Saturday, bringing the total number of cases in the province to 257.
According to the provincial government, the new case is in the Eastern Health region.
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 Health region.
Six people are in hospital, down one from Friday. Three people are in intensive care. As of Saturday afternoon, 5,871 people have been tested for COVID-19—an increase of 286 from Friday— with 5,614 testing negative.
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, 189 people have recovered from the virus, leaving 65 active cases in the province.
The number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province remains at three.
'Find togetherness this weekend'
During Friday's provincial briefing, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald encouraged people to do their socializing at a distance this weekend and to follow public health recommendations when getting outside for fresh air.
"Please remember that physical distancing does not mean social isolation, so I encourage you to look for ways to find togetherness this weekend without gathering and to stay virtually connected with family, friends and neighbours," Fitzgerald said.
"If you are going to get out and enjoy nature this weekend, please do it safely. If you go for a hike, do it with people in your bubble."
The province's daily briefings will resume Monday.