One COVID-19 related death, 118 new cases reported in New Brunswick

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New Brunswick is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death due to the virus over a 24-hour period.

Public Health reported today that 87 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 118 new cases of the virus, with the active number of cases at 752, the New Brunswick government said in a statement.

There are 16 people in intensive care and another 30 are in hospital for a total of 46 people hospitalized. Of those in hospital, 22 are over the age of 60. Nine people are on a ventilator.

The statement further added that there is one person under 19 currently hospitalized.

Fourteen of the 46 people hospitalized were initially admitted for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 due to outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi. Most of those people infected are currently exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

The Public Health has confirmed a person 80-89 in Zone 2 (Saint John region) has died as a result of COVID-19.

The New Brunswick Government also added that the rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to most greatly impact people who are unvaccinated.

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