COVID-19 deaths in Newfoundland and Labrador surpass 200

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — COVID-19 has killed four more people in Newfoundland and Labrador in the past week.

Data posted to the government's online dashboard shows that 202 people in the province have now died from the disease since the pandemic began.

The numbers also show that 14 people are hospitalized because of the disease, up from three patients last week.

Three of the patients in hospital with COVID-19 are in critical care.

Meanwhile, vaccination clinics and pharmacies can begin administering second COVID-19 boosters to eligible residents, which include those aged 50 and older and those living in congregate senior-care facilities.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Janice Fitzgerald said last week that COVID-19 activity was rising in the province and that she expected hospitalizations to climb.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 20, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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