25 new COVID-19 hospitalizations in N.L. for first 2 weeks of 2023 – CBC

3 cases required critical care

Jan 18, 2023

Newfoundland and Labrador had 25 hospitalizations for COVID-19 over the first two weeks of 2023, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the provincial Health Department.

Of the 25 hospitalizations from Jan. 1-14, three cases required critical care. Over the final two weeks of 2022, the province had 35 hospitalizations, including five in critical care.

The provincial government’s COVID-19 data hub says there were two deaths due to COVID-19 over the two weeks, but according to the regional and age breakdowns on the hub, there were actually four deaths.

According to the age breakdown, three of the deaths were people age 80 and up and one death was a person in their 50s. According to the breakdown by regional health authority, one death was in the Eastern Health area, one was in Central Health and two were in Western Health. CBC News has asked the provincial government to explain the discrepancy.

The data hub also says 24.2 per cent of the province’s population is up to date on vaccinations, defined as having had their first two doses or a booster shot within the last six months.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/covid-19-jan1-14-update-1.6717996

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