Flu kills 9 more New Brunswickers in one week – CBC

134 people hospitalized Dec. 11-17, along with 711 new lab-confirmed cases, latest report shows

Jan 03, 2023

The flu has killed nine more New Brunswickers, raising the total number of deaths this season to 39, the latest weekly figures from Public Health show.

No details about the individuals, such as their ages or any underlying health conditions, are provided in the influenza surveillance report.

CBC has requested more information from the Department of Health and is awaiting a response.

There were also 134 people hospitalized between Dec. 11 and Dec. 17, down from the previous week’s record-high 146. That brings the total number of hospitalizations since the 2022-23 flu season began on Aug. 28 to 704.

By comparison, New Brunswick had five flu deaths and 92 hospitalizations all of last season.

A total of 711 lab-confirmed cases of the flu were reported during the week in question, with a positivity rate of 23 per cent.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/flu-new-brunswick-deaths-hospitalizations-cases-dec-17-2022-1.6702178

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