Health Department Says COVID-19 Isn’t the Primary Cause of New Deaths

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There are seven new cases of COVID-19 Newfoundland and Labrador, and another patient that was down with the virus has kicked the bucket on Sunday.

On the other hand, the Department of Health disclosed that COVID-19 wasn’t the primary cause of the patient’s death.

The Health Department reported that a patient in the Eastern Health region who was above 70 has died on Sunday. Although the patient had contacted the COVID-19 virus, that wasn’t the reason he was admitted to the renowned hospital.

According to the Health Department, the patient was admitted to St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s – unfortunately, there’s been an outbreak of the virus in the area last week – and the person came in close contact with someone who had previously tested positive to the virus.

The death has not been included among the COVID-related deaths of the department, which is still pegged at six.

The new cases on Sunday all happened in the Eastern Health region of the province.

Since the update on Saturday, there are currently 262 active cases, and more than 15 people have gone to make a full recovery. Ten people have been admitted to the hospital because of the virus, while six of them are in the intensive care unit.

Also, the Department of Health gave CBC News extra details about the COVID-related death publicized on Saturday.

The Health Department disclosed that the patient had the virus when he was wheeled into the hospital and passed on. In addition, he wasn’t linked to the fresh outbreak of COVID cases at St. Clare.

An estimated 112,632 people have been tested to date. That is about 891 more than the previous figure on the last day.

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