N.B. leads Atlantic region in percentage of health-care workers who’ve had COVID-19 – CBC

In Canada, province is second only to Quebec, according to national study

Aug 20, 2021

New Brunswick led the Atlantic provinces in the percentage of health-care workers who contracted COVID-19, according to a report released Thursday by the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

The report reveals that nearly 10 per cent of people who contracted COVID-19 in New Brunswick were health-care workers.

That is the highest rate in Atlantic Canada and is second only to Quebec in Canada, which saw an infection rate for health-care workers of 12.3 per cent.

But the president of the New Brunswick Medical Society says the figures may not be as grim as they appear — at least not for the province as a whole.

Dr. Jeff Steeves said the numbers might actually reflect the opposite for the province.

“This might have actually been a positive, reflecting less prevalence in society generally,” he said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/new-brunswick-highest-health-care-cases-1.6146679

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