6 more COVID-19 deaths in N.B., new cases and positivity rate drop – CBC

Hospital admissions remained stable at 15, according to the COVIDWatch report

Mar 28, 2023

New Brunswick added six more COVID-19 deaths to its pandemic toll Tuesday, and reports weekly hospital admissions because of the virus remain stable, while new cases and the positivity rate have both decreased.

The latest update comes just days before Public Health eliminates the self-referral option for COVID-19 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) testing. Starting April 1, people with COVID symptoms “where the outcome of PCR testing will directly influence treatment or care” will still be able to get a PCR test, but will require a referral from a health-care provider.

None of the deaths occurred during the reporting week in question, March 19 to March 25, the COVIDWatch report shows.

Two died earlier in March, one in February, one in January, and two in November. Deaths are subject to an average two-month lag in reporting, from date of death to the registration of death, the report says.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-six-deaths-hospital-cases-pcr-positivity-1.6793209

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