The good news just keeps on coming in Newfoundland and Labrador! For the 17th day in a row, the province is reporting no new cases of COVID-19. The situation has improved so drastically in the region that testing locations are getting scaled back, as there is now a limited demand for these services.
While health experts have confirmed that the curve is starting to flatten in Canada, a few provinces continue to lead the way in the fight against COVID-19.
Sunday, June 14 marked the 17th straight day that Newfoundland and Labrador had no new cases of COVID-19, with only two people in the province now confirmed to have the disease.
After more than two weeks with no new cases, Health Minister John Haggie confirmed on Friday that the province would begin to scale back mobile testing locations, as there was no longer a need for such extensive testing.
Last week, the province closed and dismantled several mobile testing sites, to reflect the new statistics shown in the region.
"Testing is done on the basis of demand,” Haggie explained on Friday. “Those sites are currently redundant because the demand is so low.”
1/2 Today, June 14, for the 17th consecutive day, there are ZERO new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. S… https://t.co/uhDyaOFH37— Premier of NL (@Premier of NL)1592152501.0
On June 14, several provinces confirmed that they’d also made it through another day with no new cases of the disease, including New Brunswick.
Manitoba reported just one new case on the same day, which shows positive progress as social restrictions continue to be lifted.
While the numbers in Ontario and Quebec seem high in comparison, with 197 and 128 new cases respectively, both regions continue to show signs of steady improvement.
Photos sent in from Pippy Park of the great camping happening this weekend. If you’re enjoying the great Newfoundl… https://t.co/5XeC986AFZ— Premier of NL (@Premier of NL)1592079065.0
In Newfoundland and Labrador, 256 people have now recovered from COVID-19. Two people are yet to officially recover from the disease.
When their current case number reaches zero, the region can join Nunavut as one of Canada’s COVID-19 free provinces.
The total number of cases of COVID-19 in Canada was 98,410 as of June 13, 2020.
59,354 of these cases are now considered to be recovered.
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