Newfoundland and Labrador reports its 11th COVID-19 death and eight new cases

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Newfoundland and Labrador is reporting its 11th COVID-19-related death today and eight new cases of the disease.

Officials say the woman who died was from the central region of the province and over the age of 70.

A news release from public health today says 14 people are in hospital with COVID-19, down from 16 people on Thursday.

Thursday marked the highest number of people in the province to be in hospital because of COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, the government said in a news release 40,000 QR codes had been issued for vaccine passports by 9 a.m. from a government website, adding that the high demand caused technical issues and made the site temporarily unavailable.

The province's free vaccine passport application became available for download on smartphones today.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 8, 2021.