Person in 80s dies in Moncton area as COVID-19 cases total 627 in New Brunswick

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FREDERICTON — A person in their 80s in the Moncton area has died due to COVID-19, as 51 new cases of the illness were reported Sunday in New Brunswick.

But the province logged a drop in the total number of infections as it reported 112 people have recovered from the illness.

There were 627 active cases in New Brunswick as of Sunday, compared to 689 the day before.

Public Health says about half of the new cases are among unvaccinated residents, while about 20 per cent have only received one shot.

There are 41 patients still in hospital due to the virus including 11 in intensive care, 10 of whom are unvaccinated and one of whom is partially immunized.

Public Health reported Sunday that 83.7 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92.1 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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