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  • N.L.: 2021 Covid Cases

    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...eb-9-1.5906769

    COVID-19 count soars to 30 in N.L., as Fitzgerald orders 'circuit breaker' for St. John's region
    2nd-highest single-day count of new cases in the province since the start of the pandemic
    Malone Mullin · CBC News · Posted: Feb 09, 2021 11:42 AM NT | Last Updated: 43 minutes ago

    Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical officer is implementing new restrictions for the St. John's area, after the province announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.

    That marked a significant jump from the 11 cases announced Monday, with Dr. Janice Fitzgerald acknowledging that a cluster akin to one seen last March is "the likely scenario" now playing out in metro St. John's.

    All of Tuesday's cases are in the Eastern Health region. It's the second-highest single-day total since the start of the pandemic, just under the 32 cases announced March 25 during the province's first wave.

    "We can now say with certainty that we have community transmission in the metro region, and we will inevitably see more cases in the coming days," Fitzgerald said at a media briefing Tuesday afternoon.

    There are 57 active cases in the province, the highest total since April.

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    Effective midnight, the St. John's metro area will be under special health measures for the next two weeks, a so-called "circuit breaker" to try to prevent the virus's spread...

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    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-11-1.5910350

    100 new COVID-19 cases as N.L. grapples with spiralling outbreak
    CBC News · Posted: Feb 11, 2021 1:15 PM NT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

    Newfoundland and Labrador reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, 99 of them in the Eastern Health region.

    The single outlying case is in the Western Health region. There is also one presumptive positive case.

    Public health officials will hold a briefing on the COVID-19 situation at 3:30 p.m. NT today, in what has been a week of rising cases, increased restrictions and delays in the provincial election...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-12-1.5912229

      N.L. records 50 new COVID-19 cases, as visitor restrictions tighten for seniors' homes
      Province finds 244 new cases in last 5 days
      Malone Mullin · CBC News · Posted: Feb 12, 2021 1:46 PM NT | Last Updated: 37 minutes ago

      Newfoundland and Labrador's top doctor announced 50 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, in a whirlwind week that has brought metro St. John's to a standstill.

      Schools and non-essential businesses in the capital and surrounding municipalities were closed Thursday to regain control of this week's spiralling outbreak, forcing nearly half the province's population into its second lockdown since last March.

      There are 260 active cases in the province, with 244 of them reported in the last five days. The province had 390 total cases of COVID-19 in 2020.

      While Friday's report was exactly half of the 100 cases announced on Thursday, Health Minister John Haggie cautioned that the drop doesn't indicate the province is out of the woods.

      "Simply because today's numbers are lower than yesterday's does not mean that anything could be or should be read into that," he said in Friday's briefing....

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      • #4
        Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-12-1.5913042

        Mass COVID-19 outbreak due to coronavirus variant, N.L. under lockdown
        Malone Mullin · CBC News · Posted: Feb 12, 2021 8:06 PM NT | Last Updated: 20 minutes ago

        Newfoundland and Labrador is now battling a COVID-19 "variant of concern," responsible for this week's mass outbreak in the capital.

        The variant, B117, was first discovered in the United Kingdom. It's believed to be more contagious than the original coronavirus strain.

        "We know that if not controlled, it becomes a predominant strain within weeks of first appearance," said Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the province's chief medical officer of health.

        "This is concerning and serious. But we have the ability to overcome it."

        Effective immediately, the entire province is at Alert Level 5, with all but essential businesses closed, Fitzgerald announced.

        The decision expands previous measures implemented in the St. John's area this week, returning Newfoundland and Labrador to the same rules it followed for weeks last spring...

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-13-1.5913495


            N.L. reports 26 new cases of COVID-19 as province focuses on protecting seniors from new variant
            New variant spread was 'wildfire,' professor of immunology says
            Mike Moore · CBC News · Posted: Feb 13, 2021 12:38 PM NT | Last Updated: 32 minutes ago

            Newfoundland and Labrador reported 26 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday — which includes the nine cases announced Friday night.

            The province also reported a single new recovery in the Western Health region, meaning there are 285 active cases province-wide.

            In the last day, 1,618 people have been tested, for a total of 89,065 since the pandemic began.

            On Friday night, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told reporters the recent mass spread in cases stems from the coronavirus variant B117, forcing the province to move backward to Alert Level 5 of its pandemic response plan with sweeping restrictions, closures and lockdowns.

            During Saturday's media availability, Fitzgerald said that while it's known the B117 variant is estimated to be 70 per cent more transmissible than the original strain, it is still unknown whether the variant causes more or less severe illness.

            "While the vast majority of cases in our province have been mild or even have had no symptoms, this could be because most of the affected individuals are young," she said.

            "Our greatest concern is how this variant could impact seniors, particularly those living in congregate living facilities."...

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            • #7
              Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-14-1.5913924

              N.L. reports 11 new cases of COVID-19 as province grapples with increased testing demand
              There are 296 active cases, 287 in Eastern Health region
              CBC News · Posted: Feb 14, 2021 2:17 PM NT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

              Newfoundland and Labrador has 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, as the province grapples with increased testing demand brought on by the large spike in infections this week.

              Ten of Sunday's cases are located in the Eastern Health region, while one is located in Western Health and is related to travel from within Canada. This case is not connected to the outbreak in the St. John's metro area, a Department of Health spokesperson told CBC News.

              There have been no new recoveries, meaning there are 296 active cases across the province, with 287 of those being in the Eastern Health region.

              In total, 91,045 people have now been tested. That's an increase of 1,980 since Saturday's update...

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              • #8
                Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-15-1.5914369

                N.L. marks first hospitalization in new COVID-19 wave; 7 new cases confirmed
                Unlinked transmission still being discovered, officials say
                Stephanie Tobin · CBC News · Posted: Feb 15, 2021 9:56 AM NT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

                There are seven new confirmed positive cases and 21 presumptive positive cases in Newfoundland and Labrador, with further unlinked transmissions of the "complete game-changer" variant prompting a plea from the chief medical of officer of health for people to remain vigilant.

                Six of the confirmed cases are in the Eastern Health region, while the seventh is travel-related and in the Western Health region.

                Presumptive cases are those confirmed by rapid testing, and are treated the same as confirmed positive cases, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said.

                One person is in hospital with the virus, Fitzgerald confirmed Monday afternoon, marking the first hospitalization since the outbreak of the coronavirus variant...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-16-1.5915504

                  N.L. reports 7 new cases of COVID-19, as 2nd RCMP employee tests positive
                  With 8 new recoveries, N.L.'s active caseload drops to 297
                  CBC News · Posted: Feb 16, 2021 2:13 PM NT | Last Updated: 16 minutes ago

                  Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19, as hundreds more get tested in an effort by public health to track and minimize the outbreak of the variant that landed the province back in Alert Level 5.

                  Eight people have recovered since Monday, the Department of Health said in an update release on Tuesday, dropping the province's active caseload by one, to 297, with one person in hospital. It's the first day in more than a week that the active caseload has gone down.

                  The department also reported 25 new presumptive cases, all in the Eastern Health region and isolating themselves, bringing the total number of presumptive cases to 46, since none of the 21 presumptive cases announced Monday have been either confirmed or ruled out.

                  An additional 2,070 people — a new high — have been tested in the last 24 hours, according to the update.

                  All of Tuesday's new confirmed cases are in the Eastern Health region, and range from children to seniors. Five females and two males are affected.

                  There was no briefing with Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald Tuesday afternoon; instead, the update was issued in a media release...

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-17-1.5916712

                    44 new COVID-19 cases in N.L. as testing numbers hit new record
                    Province has 338 active cases as 3 more people have recovered
                    Mike Moore · CBC News · Posted: Feb 17, 2021 11:58 AM NT | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

                    Newfoundland and Labrador has 44 new cases of COVID-19, all of which are under investigation, says the province's chief medical officer of health.

                    Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, at the Wednesday afternoon coronavirus briefing, said 42 of the new cases are in the Eastern Health region, and 14 of them are people under 20 years old.

                    The other two cases are in the Central Health region and are contacts of previous cases in the region, according to the Department of Health.

                    Fitzgerald said there are also 21 new presumptive positive cases in Eastern Health, while 10 of Wednesday's confirmed cases were previously presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are not included in the daily total of confirmed cases, or the total active caseload, until they are confirmed, but are treated the same as confirmed cases by public health officials, said Fitzgerald. There are 57 presumptive positive cases waiting for confirmation results...

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-18-1.5918556

                      48 new cases of COVID-19 in N.L. as testing numbers hit another high
                      3,122 tested in the last 24 hours
                      CBC News · Posted: Feb 18, 2021 2:19 PM NT | Last Updated: 43 minutes ago
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                      3,122 people tested in the last 24 hours
                      Six new presumptive positive cases in the Eastern Health and Labrador-Grenfell Health regions
                      17 of Thursday's new cases were previously presumptive cases
                      One additional hospitalization

                      Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 48 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday as the province's regional health authorities continue to ramp up testing after the coronavirus variant B117 was discovered in the metro area.

                      All of the new cases are in the Eastern Health region.

                      There are also six new presumptive positive cases in the Eastern Health and Labrador-Grenfell Health regions since Wednesday. This is in addition to the 21 presumptive positive cases reported a day ago, and there are now 46 presumptive positive cases awaiting confirmation, according to a Department of Health media release.

                      Presumptive positive cases are not added to the province's total active case count until they are confirmed by the public health laboratory. The Health Department said 17 of Thursday's new cases were previously presumptive cases.

                      There have been five new recoveries in the Eastern Health region and one in the Central Health region. The province has 380 active cases, and there are two people in hospital, up from one on Wednesday.

                      In total, 3,122 people have been tested — for the fourth straight day, a new testing record — in the last 24 hours. The total since March is now 100,639.

                      By age, Thursday's cases look like this:

                      12 under 20 years old.
                      11 between 20 and 39 years old.
                      10 between 40 and 49 years old.
                      12 between 50 and 59 years old.
                      Three over 70 years old.

                      As of Wednesday 16,458 doses of COVID-19 vaccine had been administered in the province. Of those, 6,112 were second doses.

                      The province had received 13,650 Pfizer-BioNTech doses and 7,300 Moderna doses as of Wednesday...

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-19-1.5919926

                        60 new COVID-19 cases in N.L., all in eastern Newfoundland
                        1 week since coronavirus variant B117 confirmed
                        CBC News · Posted: Feb 19, 2021 10:33 AM NT | Last Updated: 7 minutes ago

                        Newfoundland and Labrador has 60 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, as the province completes its first week into its highest level of public health restrictions.

                        All of Friday's new cases are located in the Eastern Health region, and all are under investigation, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said during Friday's live update.

                        There are nine more presumptive positive cases, while 34 of Friday's 60 new cases were previously presumptive positive cases.

                        Fitzgerald said there are 21 outstanding presumptive positive cases in total awaiting confirmation from a PCR test.

                        Friday also brought with it 22 new recoveries in the Eastern Health region and one in the Central Health region, meaning there are 471 active cases in the province.

                        Two people are in hospital.

                        This coming weekend marks two weeks since the most recent outbreak began, said Fitzgerald, adding there will be hundreds, if not thousands, of people coming out of their two-week isolation period. ..


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                        • #13
                          Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-20-1.5921597

                          N.L. has 38 new cases of COVID-19, 21 new recoveries
                          All new cases and recoveries in Eastern Health region
                          CBC News · Posted: Feb 20, 2021 2:36 PM NT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago

                          Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 38 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, all within the Eastern Health region.

                          There are also three presumptive positive cases, also in the Eastern Health region, but 20 of Saturday's new confirmed cases are previously reported presumptive positive cases.

                          There are 434 active cases of COVID-19 in the province as 21 more people have recovered from the virus. All of Saturday's recoveries are in the Eastern Health region, according to a media release from the Department of Health.

                          More cases continue to be found in young people, as 14 of Saturday's cases were found in people under 20 years old....

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                          • #14
                            Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...b-21-1.5922135

                            N.L. has 25 new cases of COVID-19, adds 29 new recoveries
                            One more person is now in hospital
                            CBC News · Posted: Feb 21, 2021 2:35 PM NT | Last Updated: 5 hours ago

                            There are 25 new cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday, all within the Eastern Health region.

                            There is also one new presumptive positive case in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. In a media release the Department of Health said this case is a person who is military personnel and has been in self-isolation since arrival.

                            Contact tracing is completed and there are no close contacts outside of the person's isolating work contacts, the health department said.

                            "Public health has determined there is no risk to the region as a result of this case," reads Sunday's media release.

                            Four of Sunday's 25 new confirmed cases are previous presumptive positive cases. There is one outstanding presumptive positive case awaiting confirmatory testing.

                            There have been 29 new recoveries in the Eastern Health region since Saturday's update, meaning there are 430 active cases in the province.

                            There are now three people in hospital due to COVID-19...

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                            • #15
                              Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...y-22-1.5922802

                              14 new cases of COVID-19 in N.L., as active caseload drops in 'encouraging trend'
                              407 active cases, down from Sunday's 430
                              CBC News · Posted: Feb 22, 2021 12:56 PM NT | Last Updated: 1 hour ago

                              Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with one of those in the Labrador-Grenfell Health Region.

                              That case is related to international travel, said Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the chief medical officer of health, in a briefing Monday.

                              There are 407 active cases, with no new or outstanding presumptive cases — a drop from Sunday's active caseload of 430.

                              Five people are in hospital — an increase of two people since Sunday, and the highest total since late April — while 37 people have recovered since Sunday's update.

                              "We are beginning to see an encouraging trend," said Fitzgerald, with more recoveries than new infections...

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