Yesterday, Eastern Health reported 4 more people died from COVID-19 over the week, raising the provinces total number of deaths to 221 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.
Two people were in their 70’s and one was in their 60’s and one in their 50’s.
By health region one was in Eastern Health, two were in Central Health and one was in Labrador Grenfell Health.
Hospitalizations have also increased by 4 since last week’s update. The total now is 18 including one person in critical care, down from two last week.
The province also confirmed 377 new cases over the past week: 62 on Thursday, 49 on Friday, 57 on Saturday, 30 on Sunday, 29 on Monday, 60 on Tuesday and 90 on Wednesday.
Those numbers however, don’t accurately represent the true spread of COVID-19 in NL since the province has restricted tests administered by regional health authorities and doesn’t count positive rapid tests done by individuals.