COVID-19 kills 6 more in N.B., hospital admissions more than double – CBC

New cases and positivity rate both decreased in the past week, according to COVIDWatch report

Apr 12, 2023

New Brunswick reported six more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, and hospital admissions because of the virus have more than doubled in the past week.

Meanwhile, new lab-confirmed cases and the positivity rate have both decreased after the province further restricted access to PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests by requiring people to obtain a referral from a health-care provider.

All six people who died were at least 70 years old, a comparison of data in the latest COVIDWatch report to last week’s report reveals.

None died during the reporting week in question, April 2 to April 8. Three died in March, one in February, one in January and the other in December.

Their deaths raise the province’s pandemic death toll to 874.

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