COVID cases, hospitalizations increase, deaths decrease in N.B. – CBC

24 hospitalizations, 7 deaths, 214 new confirmed cases

Aug 29, 2023

New Brunswick has seen an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, but a decrease in deaths over the month of August, according to new numbers from Public Health.

Between July 23 and Aug. 26, there were 24 people hospitalized because of the virus, up from nine during the previous reporting period.

The number of deaths dropped from 15 to seven over the past four weeks. Reported deaths are subject to an average two-month lag in reporting.

The province also saw an increase in the number of new confirmed cases, rising from 108 to 214.

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In an emailed statement, Department of Health spokesperson Sean Hatchard said the increase in cases is “consistent with what is being seen in jurisdictions across the country.”

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