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Newfoundland and Labrador reports two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on March 1, 2021

N.L. flag with the COVID-19 virus as a backdrop.
N.L. flag with the COVID-19 virus as a backdrop.

Eastern Health region sees 27 recoveries

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The number of confirmed daily COVID-19 cases continued its downward trend in Newfoundland and Labrador on Monday, March 1, 2021 with just two new cases. 

Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, Chief Medical Officer of Health, also noted 27 Eastern Health region recoveries since Sunday's media advisory, leaving 236 active cases in the province.

Both of the new cases are individuals under the age of 20 and both are close contacts of previously identified cases.

Fitzgerald also brought news that a confirmed case from Feb. 22 was, in fact, a false positive. 

Eleven people remain in the hospital, six of whom are being tended to in intensive care.

Three-hundred tests have been administered since Sunday, bringing the total number of tests completed to 112,932.


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