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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

N.B. reported 111 new cases, with 10 occurring in schools and child-care facilities

New Brunswick reported 111 new cases, with 10 of them coming in schools

Key takeaways:

  • New Brunswick reported 111 new cases of COVID-19, with six schools in the province requiring students to learn from home because to cases within the institutions.
  • COVID-19 has infected 43 individuals in hospitals, 18 of whom are in intensive care. 

On Wednesday, New Brunswick reported 111 new cases of COVID-19, while six schools in the province had kids learning from home owing to cases within the institutions.

According to a provincial news release, ten of the new cases were confirmed at schools and child-care institutions, with the majority in the Moncton region.

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“Around 80% of current cases in schools are in elementary schools.” “The virus was frequently transferred outside of the educational context or when safety precautions were not followed,” according to the announcement.

Meanwhile, 10,544 initial doses of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccination have been provided to children aged five to eleven since appointments opened on November 26.

New instances

In addition to the 111 new cases documented on Wednesday, there were 82 recoveries. The total number of active cases now stands at 781.

COVID-19 has infected 43 individuals in hospitals, 18 of whom are in intensive care. Eleven people are on a ventilator, and one person under 19 is in the hospital.

Eight of the persons who are now hospitalized were hospitalized for different reasons but got COVID-19 during a hospital outbreak.

“The majority of these folks have mild to moderate symptoms,” the province said.

New Brunswick reported 111 new cases, with 10 of them coming in schools
New Brunswick reported 111 new cases, with 10 of them coming in schools. Image from Google

Case categorization

Zone 1’s eight new cases (Moncton region).

Six cases are being investigated, two of which are contacts of previously known cases.

Zone 2’s 23 new cases (Saint John region).

Thirteen cases are being investigated, ten of them being contacts of previously known cases.

Zone 3’s 61 new cases (Fredericton region).

Fifty-three cases are being investigated, with eight contacts of previously known cases.

Zone 4’s two new cases (Edmundston region).

Both cases are being investigated.

An individual aged 60 to 69 is the only new case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region). The case is a contact from a previous case.

Zone 7’s 16 new cases (Miramichi region).

Twelve of the cases are contacts of previously known instances, while four are investigated.

Source: Global News

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