N.B’s COVID-19 hazard index highest in Canada, says research group, as virus kills 2 more – CBC

COVID activity remains moderate, flu activity down slightly, province’s Respiratory Watch says

Feb 21, 2024

New Brunswick’s COVID-19 hazard index is the highest in the country and more than double the national average, according to researchers analyzing COVID data from across Canada, as the provincial government reported two more deaths from the virus and a week-over-week increase in hospitalizations.

The province’s COVID-19 forecast for Feb. 17 to March 2 is 16, or “severe,” data from COVID-19 Resources Canada shows.

Canada’s score is 7.6, or “very high.”

Both are decreasing, Tara Moriarty, co-founder of the group, posted on social media.

The hazard index is calculated from three equally weighted categories: mortality, current infections and spread, and health-care system impact.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-flu-new-brunswick-hazard-index-canada-respiratory-watch-feb-10-1.7113649

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