Despite registering only 5 (Yes, 5) cases across the entire province, the Government has decided to move forward with implementing a vaccine passport.
Newfoundland and Labrador will be moving forward with a vaccination passport, according to Premier Andrew Furey, as the province announced five new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
All of the new cases are in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. Four are contacts of previous cases, while another is under investigation. One person is in hospital due to COVID-19.
There are also seven new presumptive positive cases: five in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region and two in the Western Health region.
With three new recoveries, there are now 35 active cases of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. A total of 276,955 COVID-19 tests have been completed in the province, an increase of 1,031 since Monday’s update.
There are now eight confirmed cases connected to an emerging cluster in the Labrador-Grenfell region. There are between 230 and 250 contacts connected to the cluster, with several large gatherings under investigation, according to Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, chief medical officer of health.