Anxiety grows in N.L. as 75 per cent of COVID-19 cases traced to funeral home
Holly McKenzie-Sutter The Canadian Press Published Sunday, April 5, 2020 7:33AM EDT Last Updated Sunday, April 5, 2020 8:48AM EDT

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- On a day off work in mid-March, Craig Dyer took some time to pay his respects at the funeral of a co-worker's brother. He stopped by Caul's Funeral Home in St. John's with some Canada Post colleagues to support their mutual friend.

Now nearly three weeks later, that March 16 service has been linked to what provincial officials have dubbed "the Caul's cluster" after a person who attended a funeral at the home between March 15 and 17 tested positive for COVID-19.

Contact tracing by public health officials had linked 143 known cases to the funeral home cluster as of Friday, about 75 per cent of the provincial total. Among them are health-care workers and mail carriers...