Newfoundland and Labrador announced one new confirmed case of COVID-19 Monday.
The one new confirmed case is a woman in the Eastern Health region, age between 50-59 years of age, the Department of Health and Community Services said in a news release.
The new case is travel-related. The individual, a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, returned to the province from work in Alberta.
She has been self-isolating since arrival.
Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
The province has five active cases of COVID-19. Two hundred and eighty two people have recovered from the virus.
To date, 50,871 people have been tested.
People entering Newfoundland and Labrador are reminded to adhere to the orders from Chief Medical Officer of Health Janice Fitzgerald and self-isolate in accordance with the province’s Public Health requirements.
In Alert Level 2, people should continue to practice good infection prevention and control practices. Daily preventative actions can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
People are also reminded that COVID Alert is available for download free through the Apple or Google Play app stores. Public Health is encouraging people to download the app to help reduce the spread of the virus.