N.B. reports 11 more COVID-19 deaths, slight increase in hospital admissions – CBC

All of the deaths involved people aged 70 or older, new cases decrease

Jan 24, 2023

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 11 more New Brunswickers, the province reported Tuesday, and the number of people admitted to the hospital because of the virus has increased “slightly” in the past week, while the number of confirmed cases has decreased.

All of the people who died were aged 70 or older, a comparison of the latest COVIDWatch report with last week’s report shows.

None of them died during the reporting week in question, Jan. 15-21. “Deaths are subject to a lag in reporting,” the report says. Two of the deaths occurred earlier in January and nine happened in December, raising the province’s pandemic death toll to 773.

Seventeen people were newly admitted to hospital because of the virus, four of whom required intensive care, according to the province. That’s up from 14 and two respectively in the previous report.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-11-deaths-hospital-admissions-increase-1.6723979

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