Flu kills 12 more in N.B., death toll rises to 59 – CBC

30 people admitted to hospital, 108 new cases lab-confirmed

Jan 18, 2023

Twelve more New Brunswickers died from the flu during the first week of January, raising the death toll so far this season to 59, according to the latest influenza report.

Last season, five people died. Pre-pandemic, during the 2018-19 flu season, 36 people died

Thirty people were admitted to hospital between Jan. 1 and Jan. 7.

That brings the total number of hospitalizations to 851 since the season began on Aug 28, compared to 92 all of last season. The pre-pandemic 2018-19 seasonal total was 619.

No details about the New Brunswickers who died or were hospitalized, such as their ages or any underlying health conditions, are provided in the online report.

The Department of Health did not respond Wednesday to a request for information about if or how many of the latest deaths and hospitalizations involve infants, children or youths.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/flu-new-brunswick-deaths-hospital-cases-outbreaks-january-1.6717734

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