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Another day of no new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador

Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald
Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald - File photo

Newfoundland and Labrador has no new confirmed cases of COVID-19, the province said Saturday in a news release.

 Three people are in hospital due to the virus. Of those, one is in intensive care.

 The total number of confirmed cases in the province remains at 260.

 The regional breakdown of the 260 cases is Eastern Health, 242;  Central Health, eight; Labrador-Grenfell Health, 6 and Western Health, four.

 Fifty-two per cent of cases are female and forty-eight per cent are male.

 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.

 Some 250 have recovered.

 There have been three deaths from COVID-19.

 To date, 11,208 people have been tested.

As part pf Alert Level 4, individuals should practice good infection prevention and control practices, which in case you have forgotten them are:

  • 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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