Weekly COVID-19 deaths jump to 15, hospitalizations decrease – CBC

Highest rate of hospitalization and death continues to be among the unprotected, the province says

May 03, 2022

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 15 more New Brunswickers in the past week and the province reports hospitalizations because of the virus dropped by six, to 81, including 10 people in intensive care.

According to the two health authorities, there are 123 people with COVID-19 being treated in hospital, 13 of whom require intensive care. That’s down from 168 and 19 respectively last Tuesday.

The province’s weekly COVIDWatch report includes only people hospitalized for COVID, whereas Horizon and Vitalité also include people who were initially admitted to hospital for another reason and later tested positive for the virus.

The new deaths represent a significant jump from last week, when six deaths were reported.

The latest deaths include one person in their 60s, four in their 70s, four in their 80s, and six in their 90s, a comparison of this week’s report to last week’s reveals.

Four of them lived in the Moncton region, Zone 1, three in the Saint John region, Zone 2, three in the Fredericton region, Zone 3, four in the Edmundston region, Zone 4, and one in the Bathurst region, Zone 6.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/covid-19-new-brunswick-deaths-hospitalizations-1.6439373

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