ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting nine more deaths since Wednesday from COVID-19, bringing the province's death toll from the pandemic over the 100 mark.
As of today, 101 people in the province have died from the disease since the pandemic first emerged two years ago.
The province's hospitalization rate hit a new high today, with 33 COVID-19 patients in care.
Officials reported 961 new cases of the disease since Wednesday — 454 of those were confirmed as of Thursday afternoon and the remaining 507 as of this afternoon.
The province dropped all of its pandemic-related health measures in most places on March 14, though health officials still encourage residents to wear masks.
Masks are still required in schools, at least until students leave for spring break in mid-April.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 25, 2022.
The Canadian Press