COVID-19 deaths, hospital admissions are up, N.B. report says – CBC

5 new deaths reported by province for last week

Aug 16, 2022

New Brunswick recorded five more deaths last week related to COVID-19, an increase of one from the previous week, according to the weekly report released Tuesday.

Public Health also recorded 675 PCR confirmed COVID-19 cases last week, with 403 of them belonging to the 50-and-up age category that started getting second booster shots in April.

Public Health does not provide the age groups attached to the deaths.

The number of active COVID cases in the province is 993.

In an interview with CBC’s Shift, deputy medical officer of health Dr. Yves Léger said the province is still in a period of increased COVID-19 activity.

“The message we want to continue to give to individuals, whether they’re over 50 or they’re under 50 and they’re at risk or they’re not fully immunized, is we want people to have that awareness,” he said. “So they can take the measures that we’ve all been learning to use in the last two-plus years that can protect us from COVID.”

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