COVID-19 cases continue to climb in Atlantic Canada with fourth wave of virus

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HALIFAX — The surge in COVID-19 cases is continuing in Atlantic Canada, with Newfoundland and Labrador reporting 41 new cases and two more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus since the province's last update.

Officials said today the two new deaths involve a man in the central health region and a woman in the eastern health region who were both 70 years old or older.

The new cases include 31 in the central health region and 10 in the eastern region.

Newfoundland and Labrador has 180 active reported cases of COVID-19 and seven people in hospital with the disease, including four in critical care.

Meanwhile, officials in Prince Edward Island say the province is set to implement its proof of COVID-19 vaccination pass on Tuesday.

They say the Island's pass is aligned for use with similar vaccination passes in Canada, particularly in neighbouring Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

People can print a paper record of their vaccination status or download a screen capture for use on their phone. Beginning Oct. 15, they will be able to access a QR code online that will be suitable for international travel.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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