N.B. reports 24 fresh cases of COVID-19, emphasizing nearly all were unvaccinated

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 24 fresh cases of COVID-19, with once again the vast majority being people who haven't been vaccinated.

The province says 92 per cent, or 22 people, who tested positive hadn't received two doses of vaccine.

Public Health has been emphasizing the vaccination percentages in its daily reports, urging people to attend a clinic to receive their shots.

To date, 76.6 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 85.4 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

There are six people hospitalized due to the virus, with three in an intensive care unit.

There were also nine recoveries reported, leaving the current number of active cases is 136.

Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases, but the province doesn't provide daily updates on vaccination status.

Instead, it provides a global number that indicates that from March 15 until Friday, 92 per cent of 4,422 new cases were unvaccinated.

Prince Edward Island reported four new cases on Friday, with three of them young children and one a person in their 30s.

Public Health in P.E.I. says none of the children had been in schools or daycares.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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