Stephen: NL reports 4 new deaths, 22 in hospital, active cases now over 4000
Published on March 11th, 2022 @ 2:49 PM
Today (Friday, March 11) there are 22 people in hospital because of COVID-19, 17 in non-critical care and five in critical care. There have been 428 new recoveries since yesterday – 272 in the Eastern Health region, 93 in the Central Health region,45 in the Western Health region and 18 in the Labrador-Grenfell region, and 25,162 people have recovered.
Newfoundland and Labrador has 582 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today, March 11. On Thursday, March 10, there were 680 new cases. Anyone who has tested positive must follow guidelines as outlined here. Cases are advised to notify contacts as per instructions on the website. A flowchart with instructions for close contacts can be found here.
The breakdown of the 582 cases for today is as follows:
- Eastern Health region – 446
- Central Health region – 70
- Western Health region – 49
- Labrador-Grenfell Health region – 17
There are currently 4,105 active cases of COVID-19 in the province. The regional breakdown of the active cases is as follows:
- Eastern Health – 3,202
- Central Health – 395
- Labrador-Grenfell Health – 100
- Western Health – 408
A total of 3,926 tests were completed since Wednesday. To date, 528,651 tests have been administered. People can check their COVID-19 test results online here.
Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting its seventy-third, seventy-fourth, seventy-fifth, and seventy-sixth deaths from COVID-19. In the Eastern Health region, there is one female between 70-79 years of age and one female between 80-89 years of age. There is one male in the Central Health region between 50-59 years of age, and a male between 50-59 years of age in the Western Health region. The department is sending its condolences to the families of these individuals and asks everyone to respect the families’ privacy at this time.
Public Health has revised support person/visitor restrictions at all provincially operated acute care facilities, health centres and long-term care homes, as well as privately operated long-term care homes, personal care homes and community care homes. Effective March 4, each patient/resident can have two visitors at a time and these individuals do not have to be the same two support persons/visitors. In effect, patients/residents can have multiple visitors/support persons, but only two can visit at the same time.
Public Health announced on February 16, 2022, a phased approach to lifting long-term public health restrictions. As of February 28, the following restrictions are in effect:
- Gatherings in your home are limited to no more than 25 people.
- Formal gatherings are limited to no more than 75 per cent of the venue’s capacity.
- Religious and cultural ceremonies that require proof of vaccination are limited to 75 per cent capacity. Those where proof of vaccination is not required are limited to 50 per cent capacity.
- Public visitations are limited to 75 per cent capacity per room. Wakes held outside of a funeral home/place of worship are limited to 25 people.
- Gym and fitness facilities are permitted to operate at 75 per cent capacity per room or ice surface.
- Amateur individual and team sport and recreation activities may return to out-of-region competition. However, participants are limited to competition against one single team per day. Tournaments of any kind are not permitted.
- Restaurants can open for in-person dining at 75 per cent capacity. Self-serve buffets are prohibited.
- Bars and lounges can open at 75 per cent capacity. Dance floors are permitted, but masks must be worn while dancing.
- Retail stores, including those in shopping malls, have no capacity restrictions.
- Cinemas, performance spaces and bingo halls can operate at a maximum capacity of 75 per cent per room. Masks may only be removed to eat or drink.
On March 14, 2022, all restrictions will be lifted, including capacity limits, masking, and proof of vaccination requirements. The COVID-19 Vaccine Regulations, which require employees and service providers of certain businesses, facilities and organizations to be fully vaccinated, will remain in place.
The most up to date vaccine data and the number of vaccine doses administered is on the provincial COVID-19 data hub. Information on COVID-19 vaccines for Newfoundland and Labrador is available online here. Additional information on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout is on the websites for each of the regional health authorities:
Please continue following the proven Public Health measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19.