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Newfoundland and Labrador reports nine new COVID-19 cases

Four of the cases reported today involve people younger than 20

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador are reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 today.

Public health says in a news release eight new cases involve contacts of previously reported infections and that the remaining case is linked to international travel.

The release says four of the cases reported today involve people younger than 20.

There are now 21 active reported cases of COVID-19 in the province, and one person is in hospital with the disease.

Online data shows that over 90 per cent of residents aged 12 and over are fully vaccinated and that nearly 95 per cent have had at least one dose of a vaccine. 

The data shows 212 children aged five to 11 had been vaccinated with one dose as of Friday, but regular pediatric vaccination clinics did not officially begin until Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 29, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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