New Brunswick health officials report drop in new COVID-19 cases, deaths

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FREDERICTON — COVID-19 claimed the lives of six more people in New Brunswick over the past week, bringing the number of total deaths since the pandemic began to 384.

The province’s weekly update published today also says 74 people were admitted to hospital due to the disease since last Tuesday.

There are 87 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 13 in intensive care, according to data posted online.

The province is reporting 1,988 new infections confirmed with PCR testing, for an average of 284 per day.

The data shows the number of confirmed new cases, deaths and hospital admissions tied to COVID-19 declined from the previous week

Officials say people who are unprotected by vaccine continue to have the highest rate of hospitalization and death.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 26, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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