N.L. reports 3 more COVID-19 hospitalizations, but no new fatalities – CBC

17 people are in hospital, five in critical care

May 06, 2022

There was not much movement on the COVID-19 front in Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday as the province reported three more hospitalizations but no new fatalities as a result of the virus.

As of Friday’s update,17 people are in hospital with five of those in critical care — the same total as Wednesday’s update.

On Thursday, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald told CBC News that infection rates are slowing down — particularly in the over-60 years old population, which has carried the heaviest toll of COVID-19 fatalities in recent weeks.

She said hospital admissions because of COVID-19 are dropping as well and there’s a number of factors at work leading to the lull.

“We have a certain level of immunity,” she said.

“We’ve been very fortunate here that people have gotten vaccinated and then a lot of people have gotten boosted as well.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/covid-nl-may-6-2022-1.6443922

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