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Over 469 Healthcare workers have been tested Positive in N.B

After testing positive for COVID-19 in N.B., over 460 health workers are being isolated

Key takeaways:

  • 469 healthcare workers have been placed on quarantine after testing positive for the virus, according to a press release.
  • There have been 131 COVID-19-related hospitalizations, with 12 New Brunswickers in intensive care. A ventilator is used by four patients.
  • According to the press release, 54.5 percent of eligible children have received their first dose and will be eligible for a second eight weeks later.

According to a press release, 469 healthcare workers have been placed on quarantine after testing positive for the virus.

Public health reported 381 new PCR-confirmed cases in the province and 659 new self-reported rapid test positives.

Meanwhile, 3 more COVID-19 deaths were reported in New Brunswick on Monday.

Individuals in their 70s, 80s and 90s are among them.

Also read: COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more people in New Brunswick

COVID-19-related hospitalizations have now reached 131, with 12 New Brunswickers in intensive care. Four patients use a ventilator. Three COVID-19 patients are under the age of 19.

74 people are currently in the hospital for purposes other than COVID-19.

According to the provincial dashboard, hospital COVID-19 occupancy is at 86%, with 88 percent of COVID-19 patients in ICUs.

The province continues to encourage residents, particularly young children who are eligible, to schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

In the release, Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, stated, “It is critical for parents with kids aged five to 11 to get their kids immunized to help protect against COVID-19 before in-person teaching, and other activities resume.”

After testing positive for COVID-19 in N.B., over 460 health workers are being isolated
After testing positive for COVID-19 in N.B., over 460 health workers are being isolated. Image from The New Yorker

“By doing so, the possibilities of contracting the virus as well as spreading it to others will be reduced.”

According to the press release, 54.5 percent of eligible kids have got their first dose and are qualified for a 2nd dose eight weeks later.

New Brunswickers over the age of 18 are urged to get their booster dose 5 months after their second dose if they are eligible.

According to the province, 38.7% of eligible have got their booster shot.

Source: CBC News

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