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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

As interim measures take effect, N.B. reported 2 deaths and 133 new cases

N.B. reports two deaths and 133 new cases.

Key sentence:

  • COVID-19 caused 133 fresh cases and two deaths in New Brunswick on Saturday.
  • Currently, 40 people are in the hospital, 13 of them in intensive care. Seven people are using a ventilator.

On Saturday, COVID-19 caused 133 new cases and two deaths in New Brunswick.

According to the province, a person in their 60s and an individual in their 80s, both from the Miramichi region, have died as a result of COVID-19.

There are 18 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton), 60 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John), 24 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton), six new cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston), three new cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton), seven new cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst), and 15 new cases in Zone 7. (Miramichi region).

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There are 40 people in the hospital right now, 13 of whom are in intensive care. Seven people are using a ventilator.

According to the province, 25 of those in the hospital are over the age of 60, with no one under 19.

According to the press release, 82.6 % of New Brunswickers received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 89.3 % received one dose, and 12.8% received a booster dose.

So far, 30 cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in the province.

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N.B. reports two deaths and 133 new cases. Image from Yahoo

Measures in the interim

In addition to the current measures for Level 1 of the winter action plan to curb the spread of COVID-19, the following measures are now in effect as of 11:59 p.m. Friday:

  • People must keep their number of household contacts to a minimum of 20.
  • Businesses, retail establishments, gyms, salons, and spas must all maintain a certain level of separation at all times. Restaurant dining is still permitted, but two meters between tables must be maintained, and proof of vaccination is still required.
  • Movie theatres, professional sporting venues, casinos, and other entertainment venues will be operating at 50% capacity with a two-meter separation.

Source: Global News

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