COVID-19 kills 2 more in N.B., hospitalizations and nursing home outbreaks jump – CBC

Flu cases and hospitalizations also increased Dec. 3-9, Respiratory Watch report shows

Dec 19, 2023

New Brunswick reported two more deaths from COVID-19, a week-over-week jump in hospitalizations and nursing home outbreaks because of the virus, and an increase in flu cases and hospitalizations Tuesday.

The two people who died were aged 45 to 64 and 65 or older, the Respiratory Watch report shows.

Their deaths, which occurred between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, raise the pandemic death toll to at least 972. Only confirmed cases who die in hospital are counted.

Green Party health critic Megan Mitton is calling on the Higgs government to hold a public inquiry into its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mitton cited a CBC article that showed the province’s COVID death rate last year was the highest recorded of any province or territory since vaccines became available in 2021, and higher than 47 of 50 American states.

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