New Brunswick leads country for COVID-19 death rate and cases rate, federal data shows – CBC

Update comes as new Omicron subvariant XBB1.5, ‘most transmissible’ one yet, confirmed in province

Jan 11, 2023

New Brunswick had the highest COVID-19 death rate in the country over the holidays, as well as the highest rate of COVID cases, according to the latest data from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The province’s rate of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 population between Dec. 25 and Dec. 31 was 2.2, the COVID outbreak update website shows.

Nova Scotia was the second-highest province, with a death rate of 1.3 per 100,000, while Prince Edward Island and Manitoba tied for lowest at zero.

The national average was 0.5.

Rates for the territories were not available, states the website, which was updated Monday.

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