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One new case of COVID-19 reported Friday in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Province hasn't had more than a single new case on any day so far in 2021

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

Newfoundland and Labrador learned of one new confirmed case of COVID-19 Friday, but while it makes for consecutive days with a new case, it also maintains a recent pattern, one that has seen the province report no more than a single case on any day so far in 2021.

The new confirmed case is a male in the Eastern Health region between 20-39 years of age and is related to international travel.

The daily update from the Department of Health and Community Services says the is self-isolating and contact tracing is finished. 

With no new recoveries since Thursday, this means the province now has seven active cases of COVID-19, one of whom is in hospital.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 384 people in Newfoundland and Labrador have recovered from the virus.

To date, 77,466 people have been tested.

The department also took the opportunity to advise rotational workers about an identified COVID-19 outbreak at Valard Construction’s East-West Tie project camp in Ontario. The N.L. Department of Health was notified about the outbreak by the Public Health Agency of Canada because individuals from this province work with the project.

Rotational workers with this project who have returned to Newfoundland and Labrador in the last 14 days must self-isolate and physically distance away from household members, and call 811 to arrange testing. These workers must now complete the full 14-day self-isolation period, regardless of test result.

A list of worksites with declared outbreaks can be found online here.


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