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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The number of active cases continues to rise, N.B. reports 71 new cases and three deaths

The active case count rises, N.B. reports 71 new cases and 3 deaths

Key takeaways:

  • New Brunswick confirmed 71 fresh COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Monday.
  • As per the press release from the province, 18 individuals are in intensive care, and another 31 have been admitted to hospitals.

On Monday, New Brunswick reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths.

The province’s current case total now stands at 760, increasing 11 from Sunday.

COVID-19 has also claimed the lives of a man in his 60s in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), a man in his 70s in Zone 2 (Saint John region), and a man in his 80s in Zone 2 (Saint John region) (Saint John region).

As per the press release from the province, 18 individuals are in intensive care, and another 31 have been admitted to hospitals. Twenty-five of those in the hospital is over the age of 60. A ventilator keeps eleven people alive. 1 person under the age of 19 has been admitted to the hospital.

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The government produced a chart on Monday depicting COVID-19 hospitalization statistics. “The seven-day average for hospitalizations is trending down from a week ago,” according to the province, “but the number of cases in intensive care units is around the same.”

Sixteen of the 49 persons admitted to the hospital for various reasons developed COVID-19 due to outbreaks in Moncton, Saint John, and Miramichi hospitals.

“The majority of those infected are currently experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms,” the province stated in a statement.

For adults aged 50 and up, a booster shot is recommended.

If six months have gone after their second treatment, persons 50 and older can now schedule an appointment for a booster dose of an mRNA vaccination, according to the province.

As of Monday, 82 percent of eligible New Brunswickers have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, with 87.5 percent receiving their first dose.

“Getting a booster shot helps safeguard individuals who are most vulnerable,” said Dorothy Shephard, the New Brunswick Health Minister. “When you get the booster, you get extra protection for older folks and others who are at a higher risk of being hospitalized.”

An online list of eligible persons for a booster dose is accessible.

Those in their 40s will be eligible for booster doses in the following weeks, followed by all New Brunswickers.

As the active case count rises, N.B. reports 71 new cases and 3 deaths.
As the active case count rises, N.B. reports 71 new cases and 3 deaths. Image from CTV News

New cases are broken down per region.

Zone 1 has 13 new cases (Moncton region).

Twelve cases are being investigated, one of which is a follow-up on a previously reported case.

Zone 2 has 16 new instances (Saint John region).

Ten of the cases are contacts of previously known cases, while the other six are still being investigated.

Zone 3 has 30 new instances (Fredericton region).

Around 24 cases are being investigated, with six being contacts of previously known cases.

Zone 7 has 12 new instances (Miramichi region).

Six instances are now being investigated, with six being contacts of previously known cases.

Source: Global News

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