- Region marks a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, registers 31st death.
- The Newfoundland and Labrador government is anticipated to update the region’s alert level today.
NL currently in Alert Level 4:
On the eve of grade-school students returning to classrooms for the only time in 2022, the Newfoundland and Labrador government states the region will stay in a revised arrangement of Alert Level 4.
Newfoundland and Labrador have been in Level 4 of its tiered system of pandemic limitations since January 4, after patients started rising in every area region during the vacations. The following COVID-19 briefing is planned for Wednesday.
Haggie stated reopening schools would be a higher focus the previous week than adjusting alert levels.
“I think there will be a motion to do that sooner. And it may be, given the epidemiology, that we take it in a stagnant and regular rate,” he stated January 17. Source – cbc.ca
Through a media release Monday afternoon from the Department of Health, the region stated 21 individuals — a new high — are hospitalized due to COVID-19, five of them in crucial care.
The department also registers Newfoundland and Labrador’s 31st demise due to the coronavirus — a male in his 60s in the region’s Western Health province. It’s the 12th demise in the area in the previous three weeks.