Health officials say COVID-19 claimed 15 more lives in New Brunswick last week

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FREDERICTON — COVID-19 claimed the lives of 15 people last week in New Brunswick.

The latest deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus are included in a report for the period of April 24-30.

There have now been 399 COVID-19-related deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic.

Health officials say there were 81 patients in hospital with COVID-19 — a decrease of six from the previous week.

That number includes 10 people in intensive care — a drop of three.

New Brunswick is reporting 1,392 new infections confirmed with PCR testing, for an average of 199 per day.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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