COVID-19 and flu kill 14 in N.B., 5 young children among more than 100 hospitalized – CBC

COVID-19 activity remains ‘moderate,’ flu activity remains ‘elevated,’ Respiratory Watch report says

Jan 16, 2024

COVID-19 and the flu have killed at least 14 New Brunswickers in a week and hospitalized more than 100 people, including five children under four, the latest figures from the Department of Health show.

COVID-19 activity remains “moderate,” according to the Respiratory Watch report.

“All indicators remained stable throughout the current reporting period,” Dec. 31 to Jan. 6.

Influenza activity remains “elevated,” it says.

Eight people died from COVID-19, up from six the previous week. They were all aged 65 or older.

Their deaths raise the pandemic death toll to at least 997. Only confirmed cases who die in hospital are counted.

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