N.B. records 4 more COVID-19 deaths, increase in hospitalizations in final weekly update – CBC

New cases and positivity rate remain stable, as province moves to monthly COVIDWatch reports until fall

May 02, 2023

COVID-19 has killed four more New Brunswickers, hospital admissions because of the virus have decreased, while new lab-confirmed cases and the positivity rate have remained “stable,” data released by the province Tuesday shows.

It’s the final weekly COVIDWatch report before the province switches to monthly updates “to ensure consistency in [its] reporting on respiratory illnesses,” Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, has said.

Horizon Health Network plans to continue to update its COVID-19 dashboard every week for now, according to spokesperson Kris McDavid. He did not respond by the end of the day to a request for a comment on the reasoning.

Vitalité Health Network has not yet made a decision about its weekly COVID updates, according to an unidentified media spokesperson. It’s “studying the issue.”

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-four-deaths-hospital-cases-positivity-final-weekly-covidwatch-report-1.6829219

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