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Thursday, November 30, 2023

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

N.B. confirmed 113 new Covid-19 cases, with one death

Key takeaways:

  • According to the province, one person aged 70 to 79 died due to the virus in Zone 4, or the Edmundston area.
  • According to a provincial news release, 60 of those admitted to the hospital were not there for COVID-19.

On the 1st day of Level 3 restrictions, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in New Brunswick increased by ten.

According to the province, one person between the ages of 70 and 79 has died due to the virus in Zone 4, or the Edmundston area. It brings the total number of deaths in the province to 183.

According to the online dashboard, there seem to be 113 people in hospital, with 12 in intensive care. Two of the patients require the use of a ventilator.

According to a provincial news release, 60 of the people admitted to the hospital were there for reasons other than COVID-19.

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“Sixty-seven percent of those in ICU are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have missed their second dose by more than six months,” according to the release.

According to the report, most of those admitted to the hospital are over the age of 60. At least 1 individual is under the age of 19.

PCR testing has confirmed 409 new cases, bringing the total active caseload to 5,626. This figure excludes those who tested positive on rapid tests.

A total of 644 people with symptoms, ranging in age from two to 49, tested positive on rapid tests as well as registered their results online.

The majority of the new PCR cases are being investigated. There are 78 contacts from a previously confirmed case.

The Moncton area confirmed the newest PCR cases (177), followed by the Saint John area.

As of Saturday, 83% of New Brunswickers were vaccinated, with 30% receiving a booster shot.

An outbreak has been reported at a hospital in Moncton.

The Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton has been asserted an outbreak by Vitalité Health Network.

In a press release, the health authority stated that the outbreak is being proclaimed since there are 11 patients with COVID-19 and outbreaks in 3 nursing units.

“Because of the risks associated with virus transmission, admissions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on each patient’s condition and limited to cases where admission is needed,” according to the release.

N.B. confirmed 113 new Covid-19 cases, with one death
N.B. confirmed 113 new Covid-19 cases, with one death. Image from Yahoo

During an outbreak, visits from a designated assistance person are prohibited, except for patients in end-of-life care, obstetrics, pediatrics, and intensive care.

Patients who have appointments can keep them. However, according to the release, the hospital will contact anyone whose appointments require to be rescheduled.

The emergency room is still open. The hospital will decrease the number of surgeries and focus on the most critical cases.

Oncology and hemodialysis services will remain available. Professional services such as physiotherapy and medical imaging will also be slowed. According to the release, people who require blood work should only go to the hospital “where their bloodwork cannot wait,” according to the release.

This weekend, MyHealthNB access is limited.

The MyHealthNB website’s proof-of-vaccination segment will be unavailable from 11 p.m. on Friday till Monday.

According to the news release, the outage results from a “necessary system upgrade.”

“There will be a delay or limited access to new immunization records and vaccination proof documents.”

People can download or print their evidence of vaccination before 11 p.m. on Friday and then after the site reopens on Monday.

According to the release, people will still access PCR test results through MyHealthNB.

Source: CBC News

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