Coronavirus Canada updates: Four cases in a week for Newfoundland and Labrador after everyone else recovers

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A fourth case of COVID-10 has been identified in Newfoundland and Labrador this week.

Before the recent stretch, all of its other remaining patients had recovered by July 17.

The latest patient that was announced Sunday involves a woman in the Central Health region between 20-39 years old. The case is a close contact of an existing case, according to health officials.

Earlier this week, two other cases were identified in the Central region that were linked to each other. The first one involved a man in his 20s who returned from Ontario, and the other was a female under 20.

Another case was also identified in the Eastern Health region, involving a resident who recently returned from Southeast Asia.

The four patients identified this week are the only active cases in the province. Throughout the pandemic, there have 266 cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, which includes three fatalities and 259 recovered patients.

To date, 23,657 people have been tested in Newfoundland and Labrador, after health officials completed 296 tests in their latest 24-hour stretch. .

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