N.B. reports 5 new COVID-19-related deaths, decrease in active hospitalizations, new admissions
New Brunswick reported five new deaths related to COVID-19 in its weekly update.
The province says the deaths involve:
- a person in their 60s
- two people in their 70s
- a person in their 80s
- a person aged 90 or over
The data in Tuesday’s report covers the period between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, 485 people in New Brunswick have died due to the virus.
The number of new COVID-19 hospital admissions decreased compared to last week, from 21 to 18 this week.
As of Saturday, there were 19 people with COVID-19 in New Brunswick hospitals, compared to 21 people the week before. Two people were being treated in intensive care.
The province says the majority of people hospitalized with the disease in New Brunswick are in their 70s and 80s.
The number of PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19 has remained stable the last three weeks according to the province's update.
The province reported 558 new PCR-confirmed cases in the last seven days, compared to 575 last week. As of Saturday, there were 769 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.
There was an average of 80 new cases of COVID-19 per day in New Brunswick from Sept. 18 to Sept. 24, down from 84 the week before.
The regional breakdown of the newest COVID-19 cases is as follows:
- Zone 1: 199
- Zone 2: 85
- Zone 3: 151
- Zone 4: 39
- Zone 5: 13
- Zone 6: 35
- Zone 7: 36
Health officials in New Brunswick have provided a recent random sample that was sequenced to better understand which COVID-19 variants are currently in the province.
- 0 per cent of samples are BA.1
- 2 per cent of samples are BA.2
- 0 per cent of samples are BA.3
- 7 per cent of samples are BA.4
- 91 per cent of samples are BA.5
As of Saturday, 90.5 per cent of people in New Brunswick had one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 85.4 per cent had two doses and 53.7 per cent had a booster dose.
This week’s full COVID-19 report is available online.
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