Coronavirus Canada updates: Newfoundland and Labrador breaks its 17-day no-case streak

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Newfoundland and Labrador is no longer COVID-free, with health officials announcing one new patient on Friday.

The case involves a female under the age of 19. It is believed her infections is related to international travel, having recently returned from an undisclosed country in Asia. According to a press release, she was asymptomatic while en route and went into self-isolation upon arrival to Canada.

The last time health officials announced a new case was on Aug. 10. By Aug. 21, all of its remaining patients had recovered, making Newfoundland and Labrador the only province at the time with no active cases of COVID-19.

Throughout the pandemic, N.L. has had 269 total patients, three of whom died.

There is now at least one currently infected patient in all of Canada’s provinces.

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