N.B. offers no new advice on COVID-19 as 2 new deaths, rise in hospitalizations reported – CBC

Fall vaccine plans still being finalized, COVID activity described as ‘moderate’ Sept. 17-23

Oct 04, 2023

New Brunswick has no plans to change its advice about COVID-19, including returning to mandatory masking, the Department of Health said Wednesday.

It comes as the province reported two new COVID-19 deaths in the latest Respiratory Watch report, and 58 hospitalizations — an increase for the third straight week.

It also comes as Green Party health critic Megan Mitton raised concerns about the lack of information from Public Health about plans for the fall and winter, when case counts are expected to rise.

“We know that some provinces are already rolling out plans around COVID vaccinations and flu vaccinations, giving people specific dates. And they’re even going to be sending emails and texts as follow-up reminders to folks who’ve already received a COVID vaccination,” Mitton told reporters.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-respiratory-watch-deaths-hospitalizations-1.6986196

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