New Brunswick reports 15 more deaths related to COVID-19, drop in cases

Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 15 more deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Data released in the province's weekly COVID-19 update covers the period between April 24 and 30.

To date, New Brunswick has reported 399 deaths related to the novel coronavirus.


The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 has dropped since last week.

Currently, there are 81 people in hospital with the virus, a decrease of six since the province's last weekly report.

Of those, 10 are in intensive care, a drop of three people over the seven-day period.

The province says, currently, the highest portion of hospitalizations for COVID-19 is among people in their 60s and 70s.

The seven-day moving average of hospitalizations for COVID-19, including ICU admissions, decreased to 81 from 86 last week, according to the province's website.


Health officials say the number of PCR-confirmed cases continues to drop compared to previous weeks.

On Tuesday, New Brunswick identified 1,392 new PCR-confirmed cases of COVID-19 between April 24 and 30.

The regional breakdown of the new cases is as follows:

  • Zone 1 – 436 new cases
  • Zone 2 – 280- new cases
  • Zone 3 – 265 new cases
  • Zone 4 – 114 new cases
  • Zone 5 – 37 new cases
  • Zone 6 – 172 new cases
  • Zone 7 – 88 new cases

New Brunswick also reported 1,142 new cases from rapid test results.

Between April 24 and 30, New Brunswick is reporting an average of 199 new COVID-19 cases per day – down from 284 last week.


To date, 93.1 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 87.9 per cent have received two doses, and 52 per cent have received three doses of vaccine.

Between April 24 and 30:

  • 146 more people received a first dose of vaccine
  • 233 more people received a second dose of vaccine
  • 885 more people received a booster dose of vaccine

COVID-19 data provided by the province can be found on its website.