6 extra COVID-19 deaths in N.L. as hospitalizations rise

Nineteen persons are in hospital because of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, with two folks in crucial care. (Paul Daly/CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new deaths from COVID-19 over the previous week and a rise within the variety of folks hospitalized by the virus.

Numbers launched on the province’s COVID-19 dashboard present 19 persons are in hospital because of the virus, with two folks in crucial care. That quantity is up eight from the final replace on Dec. 14, when 11 folks had been in hospital, however the variety of folks in crucial care has declined from 4.

Two deaths had been reported within the Jap Well being area together with two within the Western Well being area, one within the Central Well being area and one within the Labrador-Grenfell Well being area. Three of the individuals who died had been of their 80s whereas the opposite three had been of their 70s.

A complete of 291 folks have died in Newfoundland and Labrador on account of COVID-19 for the reason that pandemic started.

The province has additionally reported 97 new confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 within the final week, however the numbers do not replicate the true prevalence of the illness, because it information solely constructive PCR assessments achieved by provincial well being authorities, and does not embrace speedy assessments achieved by the general public on their very own.

Wednesday is the final time the province’s dashboard shall be up to date in 2022 because the Division of Well being strikes to biweekly updates starting in January. A press release from the division says case numbers have remained regular sufficient that biweekly reporting is enough.

Numbers pertaining to influenza will proceed to be up to date weekly via the flu season.

Learn extra from CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

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