N.L. reports 35 COVID-19 hospitalizations over final 2 weeks of 2022 – CBC

4 deaths were reported between Dec. 18 and Dec. 31, as Health Department changes the way it reports data

Jan 04, 2023

Thirty-five people were admitted to hospital as a result of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador in the final two weeks of 2022, according to the provincial government’s data hub.

Officials at the Department of Health are changing the way they report COVID-19 data in the province beginning Wednesday. A statement from the department in December said case numbers have remained steady enough that reporting every two weeks is sufficient.

Five of the 35 hospitalizations from Dec. 18 to Dec. 31 involved critical care, the data hub says, but it’s unclear whether ‘new hospitalizations’ represents the number of people currently in hospital or the total number of hospitalizations from the two-week time period. CBC News has contacted the department for clarification.

A total of four people died as a result of COVID-19 over the two-week period, bringing the total number of deaths in the province to 295 since March 2020.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/nl-covid-19-update-jan-4-23-1.6703303

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