COVID-19 kills 4 more in N.B. and hospitalizations jump, while most flu indicators drop – CBC

30 people hospitalized for or with COVID Feb. 18-24, up from 17, Respiratory Watch report shows

Mar 05, 2024

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of four more New Brunswickers and weekly hospitalizations have jumped more than 75 per cent, while no new flu deaths, hospitalizations or outbreaks have been reported, figures released by the province Tuesday show.

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

The four people who died from COVID between Feb. 18 and Feb. 24 were all aged 65 or older.

Their deaths raise the pandemic death toll to at least 1,017. The actual total is unclear because the province has counted only people who die in hospital as COVID deaths since September.

Thirty people were hospitalized because of COVID or for something else and later tested positive for the virus during the reporting week. That’s up from 17 in the previous report.

None of the patients required intensive care, down from two.

Among those hospitalized were four people aged 45 to 64, and 26 people aged 65 or older.

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