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On Monday, two COVID-19-related deaths were reported in New Brunswick

2 COVID-19-related deaths reported in New Brunswick on Monday

Key takeaways:

  • 65 percent of ICU patients are either unvaccinated, have received only a partial vaccine, or have missed their second dose by more than six months.
  • Booster shots are now available in New Brunswick for people aged 18 and up who have had their second dose for at least five months.

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

According to public health, the deaths are caused by:

a Campbellton resident in their eighties (Zone 5)

a resident of Bathurst who is 90 years old or older (Zone 6)

On Monday, 113 people were hospitalized in New Brunswick due to COVID-19, with 16 of them in intensive care.

Also read: COVID-19 has been linked to four deaths in New Brunswick

Among those admitted to the hospital:

65 percent of ICU patients are either unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, or have missed their second dose by more than six months.

87 of the patients are over the age of 60.

Other than COVID-19, 58 people were admitted.

1 person under the age of 19 has been admitted to the hospital.

The COVID-19 dashboard shows the seven-day rolling average of hospitalizations.

According to the province, 322 healthcare workers have tested positive for the virus and isolated.

The province did not deliver an update on vaccination rates on Monday, stating that system upgrades impacted the provincial immunization registry and that figures would be available tomorrow.

2 COVID-19-related deaths reported in New Brunswick on Monday
2 COVID-19-related deaths reported in New Brunswick on Monday. Image from CBC

APPOINTMENTS WITH BOOSTERS

More than 37,600 appointments for a COVID-19 booster dose have been scheduled since Monday, January 10.

According to health officials, over 19,000 appointments are available between now and January 31. Pharmacies also have nearly 44,000 doses for their COVID-19 clinics.

In New Brunswick, booster shots are now available to anyone aged 18 and up who has had their second dose for at least five months.

Appointments for vaccination clinics run by the Vitalité and Horizon health networks can be made online. Call 1-833-437-1424 if you cannot book an appointment online or require assistance.

PCR AND RAPID TEST RESULTS

ACCORDING TO HEALTH OFFICIALS, the COVID-19 online dashboard has been informed to include both PCR and rapid-test results.

Under the provincial govt’s testing strategy, people with COVID-19 symptoms must register online for a PCR or rapid test. Those who got a positive rapid-test result should submit it online through the self-reporting web portal.

Source: CTV News

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