New Brunswick reports 58 new coronavirus cases, 3 additional deaths

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New Brunswick is reporting 58 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and three additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

Three people in Zone 5 have died. Two people were aged 40-49 and one person was aged 80-89, the New Brunswick Public Health said in a statement.

The statement further added that 58 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today. Of the new cases, 35, or 60 per cen, are unvaccinated, while five, or nine per cent, are partially vaccinated.

The remaining 20 cases were identified in fully vaccinated individuals, the Public Health said, adding that 57 people hospitalized due to the virus, with 18 in an intensive care unit.

Meanwhile, the New Brunswick Public Health, said beginning Monday, Oct. 18, people who are not a positive COVID-19 case will be able to pick up free rapid-test kits which they can administer at home.

Public Health has doubled the number of rapid test kits for each pick-up location tomorrow and throughout this week to help meet the initial high demand. All the pick-up centres will be open during their scheduled hours or until the daily supply has been given out.

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