Coronavirus Canada updates: Newfoundland and Labrador records first case in almost three weeks

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Coronavirus Canada updates: COVID-19 case identified at Whispering Ridge Community School
Coronavirus Canada updates: COVID-19 case identified at Whispering Ridge Community School

After a 20-day stretch of reporting no new cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province has identified its first new patient since May 7.

The individual is a male in his 40s in the Eastern Health region. According to Peter Cowman of CBC, the case is related to travel, but it’s not clear which destination.

Newfoundland and Labrador now has three active cases out of 261 total diagnoses. Three people have died since the start of the pandemic, while 255 patients have recovered.

Among its three active cases is one who’s in intensive care.

The province is currently in “Alert Level 4”, which is the second phase of its reopening plan. Gatherings at funerals, burials and weddings are restricted to no more than 10 people, while municipal parks have reopened and regional health authorities are now allowed to resume some services.

N.L. moved to Level 4 on May 11, and said it will take 28 days for officials to determine whether they can proceed to Level 3. The next stage of its plan permits the reopening of campgrounds and personal service businesses such as hair salons, spas and barber shops.

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