New Brunswick report over 600 new cases of COVID-19 over a 3-day period

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New Brunswick is reporting 639 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and four additional deaths over a three day period.

“Public Health reported 438 recoveries and 639 new cases of COVID-19 since the last report on Friday, Dec. 24. This includes 309 new cases on Saturday, Dec 25, 179 on Sunday, Dec. 26, and 151 today,” the New Brunswick Government said in a statement.

The statement further added that there are 14 people in intensive care and another 21 are in hospital for a total of 35 people hospitalized.

Of those in hospital, 20 are over the age of 60 and nine people are on a ventilator, the New Brunswick Government said, adding that no one under 19 is currently hospitalized.

Meanwhile, the New Brunswick Government, said of the new cases reported since Dec. 24, 188 are in Zone 1 (Moncton region), 278 are in Zone 2 (Saint John region), 66 are in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), 60 are in Zone 4 (Edmundston region), 10 are in Zone 5 (Campbellton region), 14 are in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) and 23 are in Zone 7 (Miramichi region).

To date, 147 cases have been confirmed to be the Omicron variant, the New Brunswick Government added in its statement.

The New Brunswick Public Health has confirmed that four people have died because of COVID-19 since Friday Decemeber 24. One person 80-89 in Zone 1 (Moncton region), one person 80-89 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), one person 70-79 in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) and one person 70-79 in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) have died.

The Public Health also reported today that 82.8 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 89.9 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine and 18.3 per cent have received a booster dose.

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