N.B. reports 3 COVID-19 deaths, rise in hospitalizations, cases, sick health-care workers – CBC

Horizon sees 40% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Vitalité a 71% jump in sick staff

Oct 12, 2022

Three New Brunswickers died from COVID-19 in the past week, and the number of hospitalizations, new confirmed cases and sick health-care workers have all increased, the latest figures show.

This represents a departure from previous weeks when there was a decreasing trend in the numbers, said Dr. Yves Léger, the province’s acting chief medical officer of health.

“I think it’s something that we’ll have to watch closely in the coming weeks,” he said.

“We know that things can change from week to week, so we’ll have to see for subsequent weeks if this … becomes a trend.”

An increase in COVID activity is, however, anticipated later in the fall and winter months, Léger stressed.

“National data are showing an uptick in cases,” Public Health noted in its weekly COVIDWatch report, released Wednesday instead of the usual Tuesday because of the holiday weekend.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-hospitalizations-health-care-workers-positive-1.6613622

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