COVID-19 kills 6 more in N.B., hospitalizations and ICU admissions rise, buck national trend – CBC

Decrease in case counts in line with national picture, weekly COVIDWatch report indicates

Nov 22, 2022

New Brunswick recorded six more deaths from COVID-19 in the past week and hospitalizations because of the virus have increased, along with the number of people who require intensive care, figures released by the province Tuesday show.

This bucks the national trend of a decrease in COVID deaths and hospitalizations, according to the COVIDWatch report.

The province’s decline in COVID cases, however, is in line with the national picture.

“At the national level, case counts continue to decline,” the report says. “A decrease in outbreak incidence may indicate slowing transmission.”

New Brunswick is facing a triple threat of respiratory viruses. In addition to COVID-19, the province has seen an 800 per cent increase in respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, infections over the same time last and increasing flu case counts, positivity rates and outbreaks, adding further strain on the health-care system.

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