New Brunswick reports 69 new coronavirus cases, 5 additional deaths

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New Brunswick is reporting 69 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and five additional deaths over a 24-hour period.

A person 90 and over in Zone 1 (Moncton region), a person 80-89 in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) and three people 60-69 – one in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) and two in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) – have died, the New Brunswick Public Health said in a statement.

The statement further added that of the new cases, 35 – or 51 per cent – are unvaccinated, four – or six per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 30 – or 43 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

Of the 55 people hospitalized due to the virus, 27 are unvaccinated, four are partially vaccinated and 24 are fully vaccinated.

There are currently two people 19 and under in the hospital, the New Brunswick Public Health said, adding that there are 16 people in an intensive care unit, 14 of whom are unvaccinated, one is partially vaccinated, and another is fully vaccinated.

The New Brunswick Public Health also added that due to the high number of COVID-19 transmissions, a 14-day circuit breaker went into effect at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, for certain areas of the province.

These areas are Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2; the northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol; and all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region), including Menneval in Zone 5.

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