Nfld. & Labrador

N.L. reports 1 new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, unrelated to Labrador case

Thursday's case of COVID-19 is in the Central health region, bringing the number of active cases to three.

1st time since Aug. 4 province has had more than 2 active cases

A new case of COVID-19 was reported in the Central Health region of Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday. (Adam Walsh/CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador is recording a new case of COVID-19 on Thursday.

In a media release issued shortly after 5 p.m., the province's Department of Health said the new case is  in the Central Health region, and is not related to the case reported a day ago in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. 

The new case is a female between 20 and 39 years old. The case is travel related where the woman, who is a resident of the province, was returning home from Alberta. 

She has been self-isolating since her arrival.

The new case pushes the province's active caseload to three. 

In total, 42,556 people have been tested as of Thursday, an increase of 549 in the last day.

The total cases recovered remains 269, and the total caseload is now 275.

It's the first time since Aug. 4 Newfoundland and Labrador has had more than two active cases. 

Read more from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador