FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 257 new cases of COVID-19 today and two more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.
Public health says a person in their 50s died in the Fredericton area and a person in their 80s died in the Edmundston region.
Officials say 98 more people in the province have recovered from the disease and that there are 39 COVID-19-related hospitalizations.
Of those patients, 16 are in intensive care, including 12 people on ventilators.
Officials say 102 cases in the province have so far been identified as the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus, adding that none have involved people requiring hospitalization.
They say all of the Omicron cases have been contact traced, with the source of transmission of five cases still under investigation.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 23, 2021.
The Canadian Press