A news release from the Department of Health and Community Services on Sunday said Newfoundland and Labrador has one new confirmed case of COVID-19.
The new case is a man in the Eastern Health region between 20-39 years old, a resident of the province who recently returned from Manitoba.
As part of the contact-tracing effort related to the case, the department is asking people who travelled on WestJet Flights 306 and 328 departing Winnipeg and Toronto for St. John’s on Monday, Sept. 21 to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing out of an abundance of caution.
Anyone else considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
The release said the man has been self-isolating since arrival, and following public health guidelines.
This means the province now has two active cases of COVID-19.
To date, 268 people have recovered from the virus, and 40,910 people have been tested.
The news release lists preventative actions people can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including:
- • Stay informed, be prepared, and follow public health advice;
- • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds;
- • Use an alcohol based hand sanitizer in the absence of soap and water;
- • Do not touch your face;
- • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette;
- • Wear a non-medical mask in public indoor spaces;
- • Maintain physical distancing;
- • Increase cleanliness and ventilation of public spaces and worksites; and,
- • Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with others.