Nfld. & Labrador

N.L. reports 9 new travel-related COVID-19 cases

There are two cases in the Eastern Health region, three in the Central Health region and four in the Western Health region.

Province marks 139,000 people tested

More than 139,000 people have now been tested for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. (John Pike/CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the number of active cases to 85.

All nine cases are travel-related, with two cases in the Eastern Health region, three in the Central Health region and four in the Western Health region.

Both cases in the Eastern region and the three in the Central region involve men between 20 and 39 who travelled within Canada. 

The cases in the Western region include a man and a woman between 20 and 39, along with two men in their 40s.

Contact tracing is underway in all cases, according to public health.

There are no new presumptive positive cases to report Sunday. A presumptive case reported Saturday linked to an outbreak in the Codroy Valley and surrounding area remains presumptive and has not been confirmed.

There are eight confirmed cases in the Codroy Valley and surrounding area, with three connected to Belanger Memorial School in Upper Ferry.

The province is also reporting two new recoveries Sunday. One person remains in hospital due to the virus.

As of Sunday, 139,068 people have been tested for COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador, up 444 from Saturday.

51 cases this week

Over the past seven days, Newfoundland and Labrador's caseload has increased by 11, with 51 new cases of COVID-19 along with 40 recoveries.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 and 103 recoveries Saturday, while New Brunswick reported 11 new cases. 

Prince Edward Island reports updates only if there are new cases.

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