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Seventeen consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Newfoundland and Labrador
Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Newfoundland and Labrador. -Computer screenshot

Three people remain in hospital

Sunday marked 17 consecutive days with no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

There are now three active cases - all three of whom are in hospital, and one of those is in ICU. 

The total number of confirmed cases the province has seen to date remains at 260, with 242 in the Eastern Health region, eight in Central Health, six in Labrador-Grenfell Health, and four in Western Health. 

By age, there are 22 people 19 years old and under, 38 between 20-39, 38 between 40-49, 58 between 50-59, 57 between 60-69, and 47 people who are 70 years old and above.

Two hundred and fifty-four people have recovered, and three people have died since the pandemic arrived in this province.

To date, 11,287 people have been tested.

In a Sunday afternoon news release from the province, the public was reminded to follow the public health orders and directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

“To be successful in Alert Level 4, individuals should practice good infection prevention and control practices,” reads the news release. 

Daily preventative actions can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some of these actions listed in the news release include:

·     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;

·     Maintain physical distancing;

·     Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when you are in public and unable to maintain physical distancing;

·     Increase cleanliness and ventilation of public spaces and worksites;

·     Stay home if you are sick and avoid contact with others;

·     Work from home, where possible; and,

·     Shop online and use curb side pick-up, where possible.

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