6 more COVID-19 deaths in N.L. as hospitalizations rise – CBC

19 people in hospital, 2 in critical care

Dec 21, 2022

Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting six new deaths from COVID-19 over the past week and an increase in the number of people hospitalized by the virus.

Numbers released on the province’s COVID-19 dashboard show 19 people are in hospital as a result of the virus, with two people in critical care. That number is up eight from the last update on Dec. 14, when 11 people were in hospital, but the number of people in critical care has declined from four.

Two deaths were reported in the Eastern Health region along with two in the Western Health region, one in the Central Health region and one in the Labrador-Grenfell Health region. Three of the people who died were in their 80s while the other three were in their 70s.

A total of 291 people have died in Newfoundland and Labrador due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-covid-19-dec-21-22-1.6693827

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