Hospitalizations and deaths climbing, as N.L. surpasses previous influenza peaks – CBC

5 deaths, 62 hospitalizations after flu season worsened over Week 48

Dec 13, 2022

According to Newfoundland and Labrador’s latest weekly influenza report, the province recently recorded more confirmed cases in a single week than any previous report dating back to 2014.

Hospitalizations more than doubled in the Week 48 report published by the provincial government.

There were 62 hospitalizations and 12 admissions to ICU as of the latest update, which is accurate up to Dec. 3. The province posts weekly updates, though the data lags current circumstances by about one week.

The report also said five people have died so far this flu season, up from two in the previous week’s report. There had been 218 confirmed cases of influenza as of the latest report.

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