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COVID-19 hospitalizations rise around to 19 in N.L.

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • Total active known cases are presently at 2,656.
  • On Sunday, four more individuals are in hospital because of COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Cases are climbing up in NL: 

There are four more individuals in the hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador because of COVID-19 on Sunday.

According to a tweet from the Department of Health and Community Services, 19 individuals are in hospital. That’s up from 15 on Saturday but still below the region’s peak of 20 hospitalizations due to the virus.

The health department’s update Sunday did not reveal how many individuals are in intensive care because of COVID.

Sunday’s numbers get Newfoundland and Labrador’s total known active caseload to 2,656, a slight gain from the last day’s total of 2,583.

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Covid-19 hospitalizations climb up to 19 in NL

With 2,574 tests conducted since Saturday, the test positivity rate is 14 percent, just below Saturday’s rate of 15.8 percent.

Among the 361 new cases declared Sunday, 257 are in Eastern Health, 58 are in Central Health, 21 are in Western Health, and 25 are in Labrador-Grenfell Health.

There were an extra 288 recoveries.

Western Health announced ahead of Sunday’s update that the walk-in COVID-19 testing clinic found at the Corner Brook Civic Centre Studio will shut at 4 p.m. Sunday and that testing will be open by appointment only at the former St. Gerard’s Elementary (15 Montgomerie Street) and West Lane (24 Brook Street) locations. 

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