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6th death from COVID-19 in N.L., as province reports 4 new cases Saturday

A sixth person has died from COVID-19 in Newfoundland and Labrador as the province reports four new cases of the virus Saturday.  The Department of Health says the latest death was a man over the age of 70 in the Eastern Health region.  The four new cases are all located in the Eastern region of the province, one […]

COVID-19 unit being established in Pleasantview Towers; increased demand for RNs, says union

Space is being cleared in at least one long-term care home in St. John’s to make way for a dedicated COVID-19 unit, while front-line staff await word on when more of them will be receiving vaccinations, says the union representing the province’s nurses. Some residents at Pleasantview Towers have been moved in an effort to prepare […]

A cup of tea in the woods? No need to break a sweat with these boil-up tips

The “boil-up,” the “mug-up,” the “cook-up” — just hearing those words put a smile on your face and immediately put you in that happy place. Of course, there’s also that ribbing that comes to those who just can’t seem to get that fire going! Luckily, there are ways to make that campfire a success with your own […]

Actual COVID-19 cases in hospital greater than official numbers, department says

The Department of Health is reporting 11 COVID-19 patients in hospital due to the severity of their conditions, but aren’t counting six others with the virus also in hospital in that count, the department said Friday. As swaths of people recover from the virus, which spread rapidly through the St. John’s metro region earlier this […]

N.L. COVID-19 caseload takes a nosedive as regions outside Avalon move to Alert Level 4

Newfoundland and Labrador’s active COVID-19 caseload dropped again Friday, as the province reported 52 new recoveries — a single-day record — and four new cases. However, hospitalizations continue to rise, with 11 people now in hospital, up from 10 on Thursday. Dr. Janice Fitzgerald, the chief medical officer of health, also moved regions outside the […]

More patients, staff at St. Clare’s test positive for COVID-19

More patients and staff on a unit of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St John’s have tested positive for COVID-19, with Eastern Health now moving to test all patients and staff within the hospital in what it calls a “localized” outbreak of the virus. Eastern Health CEO David Diamond declined to put an exact number of the total […]

Is Hindsight 20/20? Breaking Down the 2021 NL Election Saga

Is Hindsight 20/20? Breaking Down the 2021 NL Election Saga Source: https://theindependent.ca/2021/02/26/is-hindsight-20-20-breaking-down-the-2021-nl-election-saga/Aggregated from: The Indy

From Facebook to front-door delivery: Making sure people can eat under lockdown

Being able to get enough to eat has become a big problem during Newfoundland and Labrador’s latest lockdown, but it’s a challenge some community groups are rising to, finding ways to feed people under Alert Level 5. Since the COVID-19 outbreak ramped up in mid-February, a series of public health restrictions have created barriers to accessing food: residents have […]

Families of rotational workers want more testing to help with turnaround challenges

With Newfoundland and Labrador back in Alert Level 5 — the province’s strictest level of pandemic restrictions — families of rotational workers are calling for point-of-entry testing to help ease some of the challenges they face. The restrictions mean rotational workers who work elsewhere in Canada can no longer take a COVID-19 test on Day 7 of […]

N.L. might have enough ventilators, but union worried it’s short on people to operate them

As the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients rises, so too does the need for ventilators — and the people who know how they work. And that, according to one union, is an urgent problem. The Association of Allied Health Professionals, which represents respiratory therapists, says their members were already stretched thin prior to the pandemic. It […]

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