N.L. down to a single active case of COVID-19 for first time in 6 months – CBC.ca

A day after the chief medical officer of health announced a sweeping downgrade of public health restrictions, Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting no new cases of COVID-19, leaving the province with just a single active infection.

On Wednesday, Dr. Janice Fitzgerald moved the province to a modified Alert Level 2, effective Saturday.

Bars, restaurants, cinemas, shops and gyms now have the green light to open in every region this weekend.

The Department of Health said Thursday that officials have determined the case announced Wednesday was a close contact of a previous known case.

Nobody is in hospital due to the virus, for the first time in over five weeks.

The last time Newfoundland and Labrador had one active case of COVID-19 was just shy of six months ago, on Sept. 26.

Atlantic roundup

Meanwhile, New Brunswick had a more grim daily update, with 30 new cases announced on Thursday — the highest number in a single day in two months. There are currently 89 active cases in that province.

Nova Scotia has three new cases, for a total of 25 active cases in the province.

P.E.I.  reported two new cases on Tuesday. There are eight known active cases on the Island.

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