N.B. COVID-19 death toll increases by 4, child under 4 hospitalized – CBC

Virus activity remains ‘moderate’ and ‘stable,’ according to Respiratory Watch report

Nov 21, 2023

COVID-19 has killed at least four more New Brunswickers aged 65 or older, and a child under four was among those hospitalized for or with the virus between Nov. 5 and Nov. 11, figures the province released Tuesday show.

Forty-four people required hospital treatment during that period, including three admitted to intensive care — one aged 20 to 44, one aged 45 to 64 and one aged 65 or older.

That’s down from 52 hospitalizations and four ICU admissions in the previous report.

“COVID-19 activity remains moderate; all indicators remained stable throughout the current reporting period,” the Respiratory Watch report says.

The latest deaths raise the pandemic death toll to at least 962, but only people who die in hospital have been counted as COVID deaths since September, when the province changed its definition.

Eleven new lab-confirmed COVID outbreaks have been declared, the same number as a week ago. Five are in nursing homes and six are in facilities described only as “other,” which could include adult residential homes, for example, or correctional centres.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-deaths-hospitalizations-stable-nov-11-respiratory-watch-report-1.7034864

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