New Brunswick reports 98 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

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New Brunswick is reporting 98 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and 1 additional death over a 24-hour period.

Public Health reported 98 new cases of COVID-19 today and 22 recoveries, increasing the the number of active cases to 1,037.

“Of the new cases, 47 – or 48 per cent – are unvaccinated, nine – or nine per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 42 – or 43 per cent – are fully vaccinated,” the New Brunswick Government said in a statement.

Furthermore, the New Brunswick Health confirmed that a person 70-79 in Zone 2 (Saint John region) has died as a result of COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 75.

“I was saddened to learn that another person has passed away because of the virus,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “This is a tragic reminder of the seriousness of our current situation in New Brunswick. We are taking action to prevent the virus from spreading, which is why we must all limit our contacts to our single household this long weekend.”

Meanwhile, the New Brunswick Health reported today that 81.5 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 90.7 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

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