COVID-19: New Brunswick reports 3 deaths and increased hospitalizations – New Brunswick

New Brunswick reported three COVID-19-related deaths in its latest weekly report — down two from the previous week.

During the seven-day period ending October 8, the province saw an increase in hospitalizations. Another 27 people have been hospitalized with complications related to COVID-19, compared to 19 reported last week.

There are currently 27 patients hospitalized with COVID-19, including three in intensive care.

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Public Health reported that the majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations were among people between the ages of 70 and 89.

“People not protected by the vaccine continue to have the highest rate of COVID-19 intensive care admissions,” the report read.

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631 new PCR-confirmed virus cases were also reported in the week ending October 8, up from last week. The province estimates there are 843 active cases of COVID-19.

Data does not include rapid test results.

The province said 90% of recent random sample sequencing was BA.5. sub-variant of Omicron.

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The vaccination campaign against the virus saw 144 more New Brunswickers roll up their sleeves for the first time. The province has now passed the 90% mark for the number of residents who have received at least one dose. About 85.5% of residents have at least two doses of the vaccine.

Another 250 New Brunswickers received a third dose, for a total of 53.8% of residents who received at least one booster dose.

The second boosters had the most takers during the reporting period, with 2,363 rolling up their sleeves for the fourth time. About 22.5% of New Brunswickers now have at least four doses of the vaccine.

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