COVID-19 pandemic in Newfoundland and Labrador

The COVID-19 pandemic in Newfoundland and Labrador is an ongoing viral pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a novel infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.

COVID-19 pandemic in Newfoundland and Labrador
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival dateMarch 14, 2020[1]
Confirmed cases260
Active cases3
Hospitalized cases3
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March 2020Edit

On March 14, a presumptive case was announced in the province.[1]

On March 24, a woman was arrested in Corner Brook for violating public health emergency orders by refusing to stay at home after she returned from a trip outside the province.[2]

By March 25, the number of cases had risen to 67, 44 of them associated with an outbreak at a funeral home, which occurred between March 15 and 17.[3][4]

April 2020Edit

As of April 24, 2020, there have been 256 cases confirmed in Newfoundland and Labrador, with 207 recoveries and 3 deaths. As of that date, 7,134 people have been tested in total.[5]

By April 30, 2020, there were 258 total cases, with 0 new cases, 225 recoveries, 4 hospitalizations with 2 in critical condition, and 3 deaths.[6]

May 2020Edit


  1. ^ a b "Newfoundland and Labrador announces 1st presumptive case of new coronavirus". Global News. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Newfoundland woman arrested for refusing to self isolate after talking to police". March 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Flanagan, Ryan (March 25, 2020). "N.L. announces 32 new COVID-19 cases; woman arrested for disobeying isolation order". CTV News. BellMedia. CTV News Atlantic. Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  4. ^ McKenzie-Sutter, Holly (April 5, 2020). "Anxiety grows in N.L. as 75 per cent of COVID-19 cases traced to funeral home". CTV News. CTV News. Archived from the original on April 10, 2020. Retrieved April 10, 2020.
  5. ^ "COVID-19 Information". COVID-19. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Covid-19 Newfoundland and Labrador - HUB".