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N.B. sets a new daily record with 174 additional cases and two more deaths

N.B. sets a day record with 174 new cases and 2 deaths.

Key takeaways:

  • New Brunswick recorded 174 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the highest daily case number since the pandemic began.
  • There are 40 individuals in the hospital, one of whom is under 19. 16 of those admitted to the hospital are in critical condition.

On Thursday, New Brunswick reported 174 new cases of COVID-19, the largest daily case total since the pandemic began.

According to the province, people under 19 now account for roughly half of all new cases.

In addition, two people in their fifties have perished, one in Zone 5 (Campbellton district) and the other in Zone 7. (Miramichi region).

However, according to the province, hospitalizations continue to fall from a week ago.

There were also 61 reported recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases to 892. There are 40 individuals in the hospital, one of whom is under 19. 16 of those admitted to the hospital are in critical condition.

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In a news release, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said that the province is “continue to see a significant incidence of illnesses in people under the age of 19, particularly in Zone 3, the Fredericton region.”

“Unlike the elderly and those with pre-existing medical issues, the great majority of young people who contract the virus exhibit very moderate symptoms and do not require hospitalization.” The surge in incidence is unsurprising, given that many of these children have only recently been eligible for immunization.”

She stated that the circumstance emphasizes the need of getting youngsters vaccinated, as well as adults receiving their boosters when they are eligible, to help minimize the spread of the virus and “keep our number of hospitalizations manageable.”

15 fresh COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in schools and child-care institutions, with the bulk affecting the Moncton and Fredericton areas.

Due to COVID-19, three schools had operational days on Thursday, which meant that either all or specified groups of students had to learn from home.

“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.

Anyone above the age of 16 can now get a rapid test.

In addition, parents or guardians of unvaccinated children who have been identified as close contacts of a confirmed case can obtain test kits from their child’s school.

N.B. sets a day record with 174 new cases and 2 deaths.
N.B. sets a day record with 174 new cases and 2 deaths. Image from CBC News

Regional distribution of new cases

Zone 1’s 25 new cases (Moncton region).

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

Zone 2’s 32 new cases (Saint John region).

Seventeen cases are being investigated, with 15 contacts of previously known cases.

Zone 3’s 94 new cases (Fredericton region).

Sixty-six cases are being investigated, with 28 being contacts of previously known cases.

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

Three instances are being investigated, one of which is a contact from a previously known case.

Zone 5’s five new cases (Campbellton region).

Three of the instances are contacts of previously known cases, while the other two are investigated.

Zone 6’s four new cases (Bathurst region).

All four instances are being investigated.

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

Eight of the cases are contacts of previously known instances, while two are still being investigated.

Source:Global News

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