NL Report More Cases

8 more people have died from COVID-19 in NL over the past week according to data posted last Wednesday on the Health Department website.

It’s the most reported deaths in a week since April 20, when the province reported 10 people had died.

6 people had died in the Central Health Region.

Two of the deceased were in their 60’s, two in the 70’s and 4 were over 80 years old.

These latest deaths bring the provincial total to 217 since the pandemic’s first cases were reported in March 2020.

The number of people hospitalized because of the virus dropped slightly, down 2 to 14 since the update on August. Two of those are in critical care.

Public Health has also confirmed 360 new confirmed cases of the virus over the past week.

That number, however, is not an accurate reflection of the presence of COVID-19 in NL, because the Health Department limits who is eligible for a test, and the daily case count only includes those found through testing by Health officials and not people doing their own tests.