N.B. adds 31 deaths to COVID-19 toll, most dating before last August – CBC

6 deaths occurred between November and January, the other 25 prior to Aug. 28

Feb 07, 2023

New Brunswick reported 31 more deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the pandemic death toll to 812.

None of the new deaths occurred during the reporting week in question, Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, according to the COVIDWatch report. Six occurred between November and earlier in January. The other 25 occurred prior to Aug. 28.

“As noted previously, there’s typically a lag in reporting, as Public Health relies on [Service New Brunswick’s] Vital Statistics for notifications of deaths,” the report states.

“Due to the intricacies of the reporting process, which requires medical practitioners and funeral directors to file paperwork, the lag can sometimes be longer than usual.”

The average lag from date of death to the registration of death is two months, the province has previously said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-31-more-deaths-hospital-decrease-cases-increase-xbb-1.6739626

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