A medical laboratory assistant prepares Covid-19 tests for analysis in a laboratory at Whiston Hospital in Merseyside, Liverpool, England, Tuesday Oct. 20, 2020. The team of scientists are working round the clock at the hospital to deliver rapid coronavirus test results. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 – the largest spike since April – bringing the number of active cases in the province to 18.

The new cases include:

  • A male between 20-39 years of age in the Eastern Health region who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and is a close contact of a case announced on Friday. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
  • A female in her 50s in the Eastern Health region who is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador. The individual is a close contact of a case announced on Friday. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
  • A male over 70 years of age in the Eastern Health region. The individual is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and is a close contact of a case announced on Wednesday. The individual is a tenant of Blue Crest Cottages in Grand Bank. The individual is self-isolating. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
  • A female under 20 years of age in the Western Health region. The individual is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and is a close contact of a case announced on Friday. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.
  • A female in her 40s in the Western Health region. The individual is a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador and is a close contact of a case announced on Friday. Contact tracing by Public Health officials is underway. Anyone considered a close contact has been advised to quarantine.

According to the province's website, as of Saturday, N.L. has 316 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 294 recoveries and four deaths. Eighteen active cases remains.

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.