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.