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COVID-19 has been linked to four deaths in New Brunswick

Four deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in New Brunswick

Key takeaways:

  • According to public health officials, COVID-19 has hospitalised 115 people in New Brunswick, 14 in intensive care.
  • This month, the province has more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine events scheduled for all eligible age groups, with more on the way.

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of four people in New Brunswick, according to public health officials.

An individual between the ages of 50 and 59 died in Zone 2 (Saint John region), an individual between the ages of 60 and 69 kicked the bucket in Zone 4 (Edmundston region), and 2 people died in Zone 6 (Edmundston region), as per a press release issued on Sunday (Bathurst region). One was among the ages of 60 and 69, while the other was among the ages of 70 and 79.

Also read: N.B. reported 113 new Covid-19 cases with 1 death

THERE ARE 115 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL.

COVID-19 has hospitalized 115 people in New Brunswick, 14 of whom are in intensive care, according to public health officials.

Officials say 60 of those currently in hospitals were admitted for reasons apart from COVID-19.

71% of those in ICU are either unvaccinated, partially immunized, or missed their second dose by more than six months.

92 people in the hospital are over the age of 60 and four on a ventilator. 1 individual below the age of 19 has been admitted to the hospital.

DOSES OF IMPROVEMENT

According to health officials, the province has much more than 20,000 COVID-19 vaccine events scheduled for all eligible age categories this month, and more are being added.

Booster doses are accessible to anyone 18 and older who has had their second dose for at least five months.

New Brunswick reports 28th COVID-19 related death Tuesday; four new cases |  CTV News
Four deaths have been linked to COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Image from CTV news

“We’re opening more clinics every day,” Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said in a statement. “I encourage everybody to book their booster dose appt as soon as possible.”

“The best way to decrease your chances of becoming seriously sick from Omicron is to get your booster dose.”

UPDATE ON Vaccination REGISTRY

According to the province, a system update will affect immunization records via the MyHealthNB website this weekend.

There might be a delay or limited access to new immunization records and evidence of vaccination documents from 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, till Monday, Jan. 17.

Access to PCR testing results through MyHealthNB will not be affected by the registry upgrade.

Source: CTV News

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