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There were more COVID-19 recoveries than new cases reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday Feb. 21


Latest provincial update shows 25 new confirmed positive tests while 29 people have recovered from the virus, all in Eastern Health region

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Newfoundland and Labrador reported more recoveries than new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

In the latest daily update, the province’s Department of Health and Community Services said there had been 25 new confirmed cases and 29 recoveries since its Saturday report. In both instances, all of the cases are in the Eastern Health region.

The update also noted there is a new presumptive positive case in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. It involves a member of the military who has been in self-isolation since having arrived to the region. Contact tracing is completed and there are no close contacts outside of the individual’s work contacts, who are also isolating. Public Health has determined there is no risk to the region as a result of this case. 

Presumptive cases are those that have produced a positive test through a rapid-testing (antigen) process and are only listed as confirmed if further PCR testing at the provincial laboratory verifies it is a positive result.

Four of the 25 new cases announced Sunday had been presumptive and that is one more awaiting confirmation.

Of the new cases, 10 are female and 15 are male.

The age-group breakdown is as follows:

  • 13 under 20 years of age
  • 1 between 20-39 years of age
  • 6 between 40-49 years of age
  • 3 between 50-59 years of age
  • 2 between 60-69 years of age

Sunday’s reported numbers mean there are currently 430 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, all but seven of them in the Eastern region. There are four in Central, three in Western and none in Labrador-Grenfell, as it awaits confirmation of the presumptive case.  

Three individuals with COVID-19 are in hospital.

There were 38 new cases and 21 recoveries reported Saturday. Again, all were in the Eastern region.


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