Central region

Province reports 14 new cases of COVID-19, all in central region

Newfoundland and Labrador has 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the last public notice. All 14 cases are in the Central Health Region. Contact tracing by public health is ongoing and anyone considered to be a close contact has been informed of the quarantine in accordance with the guidelines in force.

For today’s cases, there are:

  • Seven under 20;
  • One between 20 and 39 years old;
  • Two between 40-49 years old;
  • One between 50 and 59 years old;
  • Two between 60-69 years old; and,
  • One aged 70 and over.

There are seven males and seven females. All 14 cases are under investigation.

There were seven new recoveries, three in Eastern Health Region, one in Central Health Region and three in Labrador-Grenfell Health Region, and 1,538 people have recovered. There are two people hospitalized because of COVID-19.

There are 18 new presumptive positive cases in the province. Once suspected positive cases are confirmed positive, they are reported in public updates as new confirmed cases.

There are currently 116 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional distribution of active cases is as follows:

  • Eastern Health – 10
  • Central Health – 97
  • Labrador-Grenfell Health – 3
  • Western Health – 6

To date, 297,905 tests have been administered. People Can Check Their COVID-19 Test Results Online here.

The investigation into the cases of COVID-19 linked to the central health region announced on Monday, September 20 is underway. There are 71 confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to the cluster to date. All identified cases are isolated and Central Health proceeds to search for contracts. The source of the cluster is under investigation.

The investigation into a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Labrador-Grenfell health region, announced on Monday, September 6, is continuing. There are 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19 linked to the cluster to date. The cases identified isolated and Labrador-Grenfell Health proceeded to search for contracts. The source of the cluster is under investigation.

The investigation into a cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Western Health Region, announced on Monday, August 30, is continuing. To date, eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 are linked to the cluster. The identified cases are isolated and Western Health proceeds to search for contracts. The source of the cluster is under investigation.

Wearing a non-medical face mask that covers the nose and mouth is mandatory in indoor public places for anyone aged 5 years and over. Information on public health mask guidelines can be found at www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/public-health-guidance/guidance/masks/.

As part of the ongoing investigations into the recent cases in the central health and western health regions, public health is asking anyone who has visited the premises on the dates and times indicated below to organize COVID tests -19. To organize the test, complete the available online self-assessment and referral tool here or call 811.

  • Xheight Zone, 35 Catalina Drive, Gander Saturday September 11 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • McDonalds, 320 Airport Boulevard, Gander, Saturday September 11 from 4 pm to 5:30 pm This does not apply to people who have used drive-thru only.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 45, 7 Water Street, Birchy Head Saturday, September 18 from 10 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
  • Lomond River Lodge, Bonne Bay Road, Birchy Head Saturday, September 18 from 11 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
  • The Old Loft Restaurant, 8 Water Street, Bonne Bay on Sunday, September 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Bonne Bay Health Center Cafeteria, 212 Main Street, Norris Point, Tuesday, September 21 from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

People who have visited these places and are currently showing symptoms of COVID-19 are required to self-isolate for up to 24 hours after their symptoms resolve and they are given a negative test result. People who have visited these locations and who currently do not have symptoms of COVID-19 are not required to self-isolate until they receive a negative test result. While waiting for their test result, they should watch for symptoms and isolate if symptoms develop.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever, including chills or sweating;
  • A new or worsening cough;
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing;
  • Runny, stuffy or congested nose;
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing;
  • Headache;
  • Loss of smell or taste;
  • Unusual tiredness or lack of energy;
  • New onset of muscle pain;
  • Loss of appetite;
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours; and,
  • Small red or purple spots on the hands and / or feet.

A full list of exposure notifications that are part of ongoing investigations into recent cases in the province are listed on the COVID-19 website here. This page is updated daily Monday through Friday as notifications of exposure to COVID-19 are issued. The locations included in today’s public notice will be posted on the website Monday.

Everyone in the province, regardless of their immunization status, should get tested if they have even one of the symptoms of COVID-19 listed above. Don’t assume it’s just a cold. There has been community spread and epidemics across the country because people were mildly symptomatic and weren’t tested or limited in activity. Finding all cases of COVID-19 is essential so that Public Health can do its job effectively and contain the spread of the virus as much as possible.

All travelers coming to Newfoundland and Labrador, including residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, must complete a found travel form here. The travel form can be completed up to 30 days before the date of travel. Please submit proof of your COVID-19 vaccination by uploading it to your form. If you are over 12 and have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, you will need to self-isolate when entering the province. If you have traveled from the Atlantic provinces and are a resident of Atlantic Canada, you will need to complete the travel form, but you will not need to complete the vaccination section.