Flu kills 9 in New Brunswick, hospitalizes 120 since October – CBC

Lab-confirmed cases have already surpassed 2021-22 seasonal total

Dec 05, 2022

Nine New Brunswickers died from the flu in the past two months and 120 have been hospitalized, new figures released by Public Health show.

That’s more than the five deaths and 92 hospitalizations reported all last season.

No information about the individuals, such as their age or vaccination status, is provided in the weekly influenza reports.

The province has also already surpassed the 2021-22 seasonal total for lab-confirmed cases of the flu at 462, compared to 442, according to the reports.

Nearly half of those cases — 229 — were reported in one week, between Nov. 13 to Nov. 19, the latest figures available.

Five people died and 36 were hospitalized that week, referred to as week 46 of the 2022-23 season.

The Department of Health did not respond Monday to a request for comment.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/flu-new-brunswick-deaths-hospitalizations-cases-2022-23-season-1.6674841

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