Coronavirus Canada updates: Another case in Newfoundland and Labrador

Two COVID-19 deaths, 189 new cases reported in Saskatchewan
Two COVID-19 deaths, 189 new cases reported in Saskatchewan

A third case of COVID-19 has been identified in Newfoundland and Labrador this week.

The news comes after the last of the region’s previous cases were marked resolved on July 17.

Throughout the pandemic, the province has recorded 265 cases. Three of them now remain active.

The latest patient, a female between 20-39 years old, is in the Eastern Health region, according to a press release. The N.L. resident returned from Southeast Asia and was symptomatic while en route back to the province. She self-isolated upon her return to the province, and contact tracing is currently underway.

Officials did not indicate the flight she was on for her return to Canada.

The other two cases that were identified this week in Newfoundland and Labrador involve a male in his 20s who recently returned from Ontario. A close contact of his was also diagnosed a day later.

To date, 23,254 people have been tested in Newfoundland and Labrador, after health officials completed 270 tests in the province’s latest 24-hour stretch.

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