There are three new instances of COVID-19 being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday, marking the sixth consecutive day with new instances reported within the province.
All three reported instances are positioned within the Western Well being area. The primary is male resident of the province between the ages of 30 and 39, a member of the identical family as a beforehand reported case.
The second confirmed case can also be a resident of the province, a lady between the ages of 60 and 69 who can also be an in depth contact of a earlier case.
Based on the Division of Well being, the 2 instances are linked to the current cluster within the area. Each people are in isolation with contact tracing underway.
The third constructive case is travel-related, a male resident of the province between the ages of 40 and 49 who just lately returned from work in Alberta. The case just isn’t linked to the cluster within the area, and the person is in isolation per the protocol for rotational employees.
Cluster grows to five instances
Public well being recorded six instances of COVID-19 in western Newfoundland over the course of the week, with 5 of them being linked.
Extra data can also be being supplied by public well being on a beforehand reported case on Friday that had an unknown supply of an infection. The person was an in depth contact of a traveller who returned from work in Alberta.
With Sunday’s new instances, the variety of lively instances within the province strikes to 21. The whole variety of instances within the province now sits at 319.
There are actually no sufferers hospitalized with the virus within the province, because the one particular person in hospital was launched this weekend. In all, 294 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 and 4 individuals have died on account of the virus for the reason that pandemic started in March.
Prior to now day, 379 individuals have been examined for the virus throughout the province, bringing the entire to 58,980.
Deer Lake closes city buildings
The City of Deer Lake is closing its city workplace and enviornment for the following two weeks, on account of what the city says are rising numbers of COVID-19 instances in the neighborhood.
In a information launch issued Saturday night, the city says the city workplace and the Hodder Memorial Leisure Complicated will shut till Dec. 7 within the curiosity of public security.
Residents have been requested to remain at house as a lot as potential and to put on a masks in the event that they should journey in the neighborhood. The city can also be asking non-essential companies to stop common operation till Dec. 7.
The discharge provides the city has been in touch with Western Well being to observe the continued state of affairs, and requested for endurance, compassion and kindness because the combat in opposition to the virus continues.
Officers with the Deer Lake Manor seniors house additionally posted on social media that the house can be closed to guests till additional discover because of the improve in instances within the city.
Lane’s Retirement Residing in Irishtown, in addition to Lohnes Complicated Retirement House within the Curling space of Nook Brook, additionally posted on social media that they might be closed to the general public.
Based on the Division of Well being, the choice to shut to guests was made at the companies’ discretion. Public well being has provided steering to the homeowners of seniors houses within the Western Well being area, however has not requested companies to shut due to COVID-19.
The general public library within the city may even be closed to the general public, together with curbside pickup, till Dec. 7.
St. John’s restaurant closes
The Bigs Final Sports activities Grill on Freshwater Highway in St. John’s has closed as a precaution after a potential COVID-19 publicity on the restaurant.
A spokesperson for The Bigs instructed CBC Information the restaurant was knowledgeable late Saturday that an individual who examined constructive for the virus had been within the restaurant on Monday.
The spokesperson stated the restaurant has adopted public well being measures and is now awaiting additional steering from public well being.
Affected workers are being examined for COVID-19 and the restaurant will reopen as quickly as it’s secure to take action.
MUN delays workers returning plan
With the variety of instances rising throughout the province, Memorial College introduced it should delay its determination to start returning non-academic workers to campuses, a transfer that was scheduled to start Monday.
The announcement to carry some workers again onto Memorial’s campuses was made earlier this month and utilized to all campuses throughout the province.
The college will stay open to these engaged on web site, with nearly all of courses persevering with on-line for the rest of the autumn and winter semesters.
“Memorial College’s precedence for the reason that begin of the pandemic … has all the time been, and nonetheless is, the well being and security of the campus group,” the varsity wrote as a part of a information launch.
With the following COVID-19 briefing scheduled for Monday, it is anticipated the province will make an announcement surrounding restrictions for rotational employees.
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