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No new casualties from COVID-19 in N.L. for 1st time in almost a month

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • Twenty-four people are in hospital, 5 in critical condition.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador registered no demises and a drop in hospitalizations in Monday’s COVID-19 update.

For the first time in almost a month, Newfoundland and Labrador are saying no new casualties from COVID-19.

On Monday, the regional Health Department reported 312 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday: 137 on Saturday, 88 on Sunday, and 87 on Monday. While the digit of reported cases don’t reflect the actual spread of COVID-19 because of regional testing limitations and a shortage of data on how much testing is being done, the total number of demises Monday stayed intact at 157 — the first time since March 22 that a regional update didn’t have at least two deaths.

Meanwhile, about half of all COVID-19 extinction in Newfoundland and Labrador resulted from outbreaks in hospitals and long-term care houses, according to data received by CBC News. Numbers announced by the local Health Department show that of 157 demises in the region since March 2020, 42 resulted from outbreaks in hospitals while 35 occurred in attacks at long-term care homes.

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For the first time in almost a month, Newfoundland and Labrador are saying no new casualties from COVID-19

Earlier data revealed that 97 people have died in hospital after being admitted due to COVID-19 since the pandemic, while 36 individuals died in long-term care or personal care homes. The remaining were in analgesic care or private homes.

As of Monday, 24 people are in hospital due to the disease, down one since Friday, with five in crucial care, down from seven on Friday.

As of Monday, 92.5 percent of the eligible population — five years old and older — have been wholly vaccinated against COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

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