N.L. reports no new cases of COVID-19 as active caseload drops to 5

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Newfoundland and Labrador reported zero new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.  (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Newfoundland and Labrador reported zero new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press - image credit)
Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press
Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

There are no new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday as the province's active caseload continues to shrink.

One new recovery was reported in the Western Health region, leaving the province with five active cases.

One person is in hospital due to COVID-19, according to a release from the Department of Health.

To date, 159,699 people have been tested, including 331 since Monday's update.

Vaccine totals continue to rise throughout the province. According to the provincial government's COVID-19 website, as of Sunday, 78 per cent of the eligible population has received a first dose, while just over 16 per cent have received two doses.

The province expects to receive 94,000 more doses this week.

Meanwhile, government officials and the province's top doctor, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, will begin to scale back their weekly COVID-19 briefings starting July 7. Briefings will be moved to once every two weeks.

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