COVID-19 kills 8 more in N.B., sends 11 to hospital, including 4 under age 20 – CBC

New cases and positivity rate ‘relatively stable,’ weekly COVIDWatch report says, vaccination rates stalled

Mar 07, 2023

COVID-19 has killed eight more New Brunswickers and 11 people have been admitted to hospital because of the virus, including four people under age 20, the youngest age category provided by the province in its weekly updates.

The number of new lab-confirmed COVID cases and the test positivity rate remained “relatively stable” between Feb. 26 and March 4, according to the COVIDWatch report, while vaccination rates have stalled.

None of the deaths occurred during the latest reporting period, the report shows. Five occurred earlier in February and three in January.

Deaths are subject to an average two-month lag in reporting from date of death to the registration of death, the report says.

One person who died was 50 to 69 years old, the youngest age category provided, and the other seven were aged 70 or older.

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