N.B. reaches 75 per cent vaccination rate, reports 39 new COVID-19 infections

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say 75 per cent of the eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and more than 84 per cent has received at least one dose.

Officials say about 6,000 doses of vaccine were administered in the last three days and vaccination rates are up across the province, especially in younger age groups.

They say three people are in hospital with the disease.

Chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell said today in a news release the high vaccination rate is to thank for the small number of people in hospital with COVID-19.

Russell says that since July 1, 90 per cent of new COVID-19 cases involved people who were not fully vaccinated.

Officials are reporting a three-day total of 39 new infections. New Brunswick has 160 active reported cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 30, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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