New Brunswick on Saturday reported that 66 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were identified in the last 24 hours.
“Public Health reported 66 new cases of COVID-19 today and 130 recoveries. Of the new cases, 35 – or 53 per cent – are unvaccinated, 1 – or two per cent – is partially vaccinated, and 30 – or 45 per cent – are fully vaccinated. The number of active cases is 997,” the New Brunswick government said in a statement.
The statement further added that 54 people hospitalized due to the virus, with 17 in an intensive care unit.
Of the 17 in an intensive care unit, 15 are unvaccinated and two are partially vaccinated, the statement said, adding that of the total in hospital, 29 are unvaccinated, five are partially vaccinated and 20 are fully vaccinated.
The Public Health also confirmed that three people have died as a result of COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 87.
One person aged 80-89 and another aged 90 and over in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and a person 90 and over in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) have died.