Coronavirus Canada Udaptes: Newfoundland and Labrador reports first case in 43 days

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One new case of COVID-19 has been identified in Newfoundland and Labrador, the first since May 28. It’s also the only active patient in the province, since all of its other cases were marked resolved on June 18.

The case involves a man in his 50s, who recently returned from the United States, according to CBC, who received confirmation from the provincial government. He is currently in the Eastern Health region, and did not travel through the Atlantic provinces while returning from his trip.

“While on route to Newfoundland and Labrador, the individual was not symptomatic nor considered infectious. The individual self-isolated upon return to the province as per public health guidelines,” according to a statement by the Department of Health and Community Services to CBC.

The individual wasn’t symptomatic on his return to the province, therefore “the risk to the public is low at this time,” according to public health officials.

Newfoundland and Labrador have had 262 total cases throughout the pandemic. Three people have died with COVID-19, and 258 people have recovered from the virus.

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