Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 5 new instances of COVID-19 on Saturday. (Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM/CDC/)
It is the biggest single-day enhance in instances within the province since April 16.
One of many new optimistic instances is a male tenant of Blue Crest Cottages in Grand Financial institution, and is a detailed contact of a beforehand introduced case. The brand new case Saturday brings the variety of related instances locally to 6.
There are two new instances within the Jap Well being area, one is a person between the ages of 20 and 39 and the opposite is a lady between 50 and 59. Each are residents of the province and are shut contacts of the case introduced on Friday associated to journey from Nova Scotia.
There are additionally two new instances within the Western Well being area: a lady underneath 20 years of age and a lady between 40 and 49. Each are residents of the province and are shut contacts of the case introduced in that area on Friday.
Public well being continues to be investigating the supply of an infection for the preliminary case introduced within the western area on Friday. The division says it is going to launch extra data because it turns into obtainable.
Two of Saturday’s new instances are within the Western Well being area. They’re associated to a case introduced Friday, the reason for which continues to be underneath investigation. (CBC)
All new instances are in self-isolation with contact tracing underway.
With one particular person leaving hospital, one particular person stays in hospital because of the virus on Saturday, with 294 individuals recovering for the reason that pandemic started. 4 individuals have died on account of the virus since March.
In all, 58,601 individuals have been examined for the virus — up 271 within the final 24 hours.
As a part of the discharge, public well being officers really useful in opposition to non-essential journey.
Officers are additionally advising the general public that important travellers coming into Nova Scotia should observe all public well being tips, comparable to avoiding gatherings, frequent hand washing and carrying a masks as wanted. Authorities additionally mentioned these travelling by means of the Atlantic Bubble ought to concentrate on potential exposures in sure places.
Folks must also self-monitor for signs of COVID-19 for the primary 14 days after arriving again in Newfoundland and Labrador from Nova Scotia, keep away from crowds and never attend gatherings outdoors their family bubble.
“Public well being officers on this province have been in communication with public well being officers in Nova Scotia, and proceed to carefully monitor the state of affairs throughout the Atlantic area,” the well being division mentioned in its launch.
“If the state of affairs adjustments, additional measures might have to be carried out by public well being.”
Media briefing to be held Monday
As a part of a separate information launch issued Saturday afternoon, the Division of Well being introduced its subsequent COVID-19 briefing shall be held on Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Premier Andrew Furey, Well being Minister John Haggie and Chief Medical Officer of Well being Dr. Janice Fitzgerald will “make bulletins on COVID-19” through the briefing, in line with the discharge.
It is not clear but what the topic of Monday’s bulletins shall be, however given the current enhance in instances within the province, it is anticipated that Fitzgerald will tackle restrictions for rotational staff.
With a current case related to journey from Nova Scotia, the premier can also tackle the Atlantic bubble.
Instances enhance within the Atlantic bubble
New Brunswick had its largest single-day enhance in instances Saturday for the reason that pandemic started, with 23 new instances.
The variety of energetic instances in that province jumps to 71 with one particular person in hospital.
Eight new instances of COVID-19 had been introduced Saturday in Nova Scotia, the very best single-day soar in that province since Might.
There at the moment are 33 energetic instances in Nova Scotia, the place new restrictions — together with limiting gatherings with out bodily distancing down to 5 individuals — are set to return into impact in some areas Monday.
Prince Edward Island had but to announce any new instances as of three p.m. NT Saturday.