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N.L. reports 15 new cases of COVID 19 with tests highly recommended for students returning from two universities.

Booster syringes will be available to anyone over the age of 18, says the province. 

This news arrived as part of the state’s COVID 19 update on Monday. At this time, since the last update of the state on Friday, the state has reported 15 new cases of the virus. 

Outbreaks of COVID19 have been reported at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and Queen’s University in Ontario. provincial health officials are encouraging all students at the universities enrolled themselves to be tested. 

People who have symptoms of COVID 19 or who have a positive test result should be self-isolated for up to 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided and received a negative test result.

Eleven of the new cases are in the western health area. While 6 sources are being investigated, 5 are contacts from previous cases. This includes 5 people under the age of 20, 4 people between the ages of 20 and 39, and 2 people in their 40s.

There are also four cases in the Eastern Health Area. Three people between the ages of 20 and 39 and one over the age of 60. Two are contacts from previous cases and two are travel-related. 

State also reported five recoveries, with 23 active cases remaining. No one is hospitalized because of COVID19. Currently, a total of 353,239 COVID 19 tests have been completed in the state.

Booster doses are intended for all people over the age of 18. 

Available The Department of Health also announced that it will provide a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all persons over the age of 18 and more than 6 months old from the second dose. 

According to a media announcement, the changes are based on guidance from the National Advisory Board on Immunization, which recommended boosting immunization for all Canadians over the age of 50 earlier this month. 

Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada’s last state to extend boosters to people over the age of 70. 

With the introduction of vaccination in schools and clinics throughout the state, the government is encouraging people over the age of 30 to be vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine as a booster dose. NACI recommends people aged 18-29 years be vaccinated with the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine.

Read More: N.L. reports 15 new cases of COVID-19, with testing urged for students returning from 2 universities | CBC News

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