Nfld. & Labrador

N.L. reports 26th COVID-related death, hospitalizations rise to 12

Sunday's update from the Department of Health and Community Services raises the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the province to 26, with five in the last week alone.

Province has recorded 5 deaths in past week alone

The province is reporting one more death related to COVID-19 Sunday, for a total of 26 since the start of the pandemic. (Paul Daly/CBC)

Another person has died from COVID-19 and three more people have been hospitalized since Saturday, according to the latest update from Newfoundland and Labrador's Department of Health and Community Services.

In a tweet Sunday, the department said a woman over the age of 70 in the Eastern Health region had died.

The death is the fifth in just the last week, and the 26th COVID-19-related death since the pandemic began.

A total of 12 people in the province are hospitalized with COVID-19, the most since Oct. 12. The department's update Sunday did not disclose how many people are in intensive care.

Of the 384 new cases of COVID-19 reported Sunday, 272 were in the Eastern Health region, 54  were in Central Health, 43 were in Western Health and five were in Labrador-Grenfell Health. An additional 10 people tested positive at private clinics.

Sunday's update raises the total number of COVID-19 cases in the province to 5,503 active cases.

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