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As restrictions are set to be eased this week, two more deaths reported in NB

2 more deaths related to Covid-19 reported in NB

Key takeaways:

  • New Brunswick health officials announced two more deaths linked to COVID-19 on Monday.
  • Since the pandemic began, there have been 33,066 PCR-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 292 deaths in New Brunswick.

On Monday, New Brunswick health officials reported two more deaths linked to COVID-19.

One person was in their 60s, and another was in their 90s when they died.

Hospitalizations have decreased by four in the last day, with 112 active COVID-19 hospitalizations remaining.

There are 13 patients in intensive care, seven of whom are on a ventilator.

COVID-19 unit occupancy in New Brunswick hospitals remains at 90%, while ICU capacity has dropped to 69%.

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As of Monday, 331 medical personnel had been placed in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.

Another 190 PCR-confirmed virus cases were reported by public health, along with 471 self-reported rapid test positives.

According to the province, there are 3,365 known active cases.

In New Brunswick, there have been 33,066 PCR-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 292 deaths since the pandemic began.

NB Reported 2 more Covid-19 deaths.
NB Reported 2 more Covid-19 deaths. Image from Global news

Another 949 booster doses were administered on the last day of the vaccination campaign, bringing the total count of eligible residents who has received their third dose to 47.9%.

Around 86% of eligible patients received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 92.6 percent receiving at least one.

Meanwhile, at 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 18, the province will drop to Level 1 of its winter plan.

Premier Blaine Higgs has stated that it is conditional on hospitalizations decreasing as predicted and that “our health-care system is not overburdened.”

Indoor gatherings are restricted to 20 people, while outdoor meetings are limited to 50. With proof-of-vaccination for patrons, businesses, spas, gyms, and restaurants can open at full capacity. Previously, they were only permitted to operate at 50% capacity.

Source: Global News

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