Nfld. & Labrador

New case of COVID-19 in N.L. on Sunday related to travel

Newfoundland and Labrador reported a new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, related to a man who had travelled home to the province from Manitoba.

Travellers on WestJet flights 306 and 328 asked to arrange tests

There is one new case of COVID-19 reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday, related to travel from Manitoba. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

Newfoundland and Labrador reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, the first in the province since Sept. 18.

According to a news release from the provincial Department of Health, the new case is a man between 20 and 39 years old, in the Eastern Health region.

The case is travel-related, as the man had returned home to the province from Manitoba. The department said he has been self-isolating since his arrival and following public health guidelines.

Contact tracing is now underway and anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.

The Department of Health is also advising anyone who travelled Monday on WestJet flights 306 and 328, from Winnipeg to Toronto, and  from Toronto to St. John's, respectively, to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing. 

The latest case increases the province's caseload to 273, bringing the number of active cases to two.

Since the pandemic began in March, 268 people have recovered and three have died.

In total, 40,910 people have been tested for the virus across the province. Of those, 627 were tested in the last 24 hours.

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