2 new COVID-19 cases in N.L. as public health issues flight, ferry advisories
Province moves to 25 active cases
Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday, bringing the number of active cases in the province to 25.
Both cases are related to travel from within Canada — a man in his 50s in the Central Health region and a woman in her 60s in the Eastern Health region.
A flight advisory was issued as a result of the case in the eastern region, with public health asking passengers who travelled on Air Canada Flight 8016 from Montreal to St. John's on April 19 to arrange a COVID-19 test.
Because of the Central Health case, officials are also asking Marine Atlantic passengers who left North Sydney at 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday for Port aux Basques on the MV Blue Puttees to arrange a test.
No new recoveries are being reported, and one person remains in hospital due to COVID-19.
A total of 131,639 people have been tested for the virus in Newfoundland and Labrador, up 207 in the past day.
A Western Health case announced Friday is still under investigation, according to public health.
Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia reported its highest single-day new case count since the pandemic began, recording 63 new cases.
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had not reported Sunday's daily case numbers as of 3 p.m. NT.
- An earlier version of this story said the ferry advisory was for the Atlantic Vision, not the Blue Puttees. The Department of Health amended its public advisory shortly after 5 p.m. NT.Apr 25, 2021 5:26 PM NT