N.B. reports 16 more COVID-19 deaths, decrease in hospitalizations and new cases – CBC

23 people admitted to hospital because of virus May 28-June 24, 3 in ICU, COVIDWatch report shows

Jun 27, 2023

COVID-19 has killed 16 more New Brunswickers, raising the pandemic death toll to 913, and all of the province’s cases are now the Omicron variant XBB, the latest monthly update from the province shows.

One of the people who died was under 50 — the youngest age category provided, and the other 15 were all aged 70 or older, according to the COVIDWatch report.

One death occurred in December, three in March, seven in April, three in May and two in June, according to the Department of Health.

Deaths are subject to an average two-month lag in reporting from date of death to the registration of death, the report says.

Twenty-three people were newly admitted to hospital because of the virus between May 28 and June 24. Three of them require intensive care. That’s down from 39 and four, respectively, a month ago.

“COVID-19 hospitalizations showed an initial decrease followed by stabilization,” for an average of 5.8 hospitalizations per week, the report says.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-deaths-hospitalizations-cases-xbb-june-covidwatch-report-1.6889881

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