COVID-19 kills 4 more in N.B., flu sends 8 to hospital – CBC

Dec 05, 2023

COVID-19 has killed four more New Brunswickers, while flu activity has spiked again, sending eight people to hospital, three of whom required intensive care, including one aged 20 to 44.

The four people who died from COVID-19 were all aged 65 or older, according to Tuesday’s Respiratory Watch report, which covers Nov. 19 to Nov. 25.

Only confirmed cases who die in hospital are counted as COVID-19 deaths in New Brunswick. The four latest deaths raise the pandemic death toll to at least 968.

Sixty-three people were hospitalized for or with COVID-19 during the reporting week, including three who required intensive care. That’s down from 71 hospitalizations and five ICU admissions in the previous report.

Among those hospitalized, six were aged 20 to 44, 12 were aged 45 to 64, and 45 were aged 65 or older.

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