New Brunswick reports 98 new COVID-19 infections as active caseload surpasses 1,000

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 98 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death due to the disease.

The province's active reported caseload is now 1,037 -- the highest it has been since the onset of the pandemic.

Before the fourth wave hit, the highest number of active cases reported was 348 on Jan. 25.

Officials said in a news release Monday that 56 of the new cases reported involve people who aren't yet fully vaccinated, and 42 involve patients who are fully immunized.

Public Health says 56 people are in hospital due to COVID-19, including one person under the age of 19 and 20 people who are in intensive care.

The release says 75 people in New Brunswick have now died from the disease.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 11, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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