A man over the age of 70 in the Eastern Health region has died from the virus. No other details have been released.
Eastern Health says a shortage of registered nurses at long-term care facilities across St. John's is leaving some nurses with 24-hour shifts and less time off this summer.
In the mid-20th century, tuberculosis was widespread across Inuit Nunangat and thousands of Inuit across Canada had to leave their home communities for treatment — and many of them died of the disease and were buried far from loved ones.
The province is also reporting 20 new COVID-19 recoveries since Friday, dropping the number of active cases to 40 — the lowest active case number since May 1.