About 1 in 49 New Brunswickers infected with COVID-19, says researcher – CBC

Up to 18,000 more people expected to become infected this week, pushing N.B. to top spot of hazard index

Feb 27, 2023

An estimated one in 49 New Brunswickers is currently infected with COVID-19, according to an infectious disease researcher and co-founder of COVID-19 Resources Canada.

Tara Moriarty says another 13,000 to 18,000 people are expected to become infected this week, helping New Brunswick earn the worst rating in the country on the group’s COVID-19 hazard index.

“So people should be aware of that when they go into indoor spaces,” Moriarty said.

She encourages everyone to wear a mask in grocery stores and drugstores, since these are the places vulnerable people can’t avoid going, and suggests postponing public events for a few weeks — “until things settle down a bit.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-one-in-49-infected-infections-hazard-index-severe-tara-moriarty-1.6761697

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