The New Brunswick government on Thursday announced 133 new cases of COVID-19, including 39 in the Moncton area. The number of active cases now peaks at 1,103 and two deaths are added to the provincial toll, which now stands at 82.
One person aged 70 to 79 in Zone 3 (Fredericton area) and one 90 years and older in Zone 7 (Miramichi area) died.
In the past 23 days, COVID-19 has killed as many as 34 in the province, including 23 since the start of October.
This is the sixth time in 13 days that Public Health has identified at least 100 cases in one day in the province.
The 133 cases announced Thursday are the second highest total since the start of the pandemic, after 140 cases on October 2.
In the past seven days, Public Health has announced a total of 725 cases, up from 670 in the previous seven days. This is an 8% increase.
Basically, what this means is that despite the obligation to show proof of vaccination in several businesses and services deemed non-essential for a little over three weeks now, the spread of COVID-19 is still far away. to be under control in NB.
The 82 new cases are distributed as follows: 39 in the Moncton area, 29 in Madawaska-Victoria, 25 in the Fredericton area, 17 in Restigouche, 11 in the Greater Miramichi, nine in the Saint John area and three in Chaleur / Acadian Peninsula.
The number of active cases now stands at 1,103, up 29 from the previous day.
The Moncton region is more than ever the epicenter of the pandemic with 382 active cases. Follow, in order, the region of Fredericton (241), Madawaska-Victoria (152), Restigouche (142), the region of Saint-Jean (97), the region of Miramichi (44) and Chaleur / Péninsule Acadian (44).
A total of 63 people are hospitalized – down five from Wednesday – including 19 in intensive care – down from eight.
16 people hospitalized in Campbellton
In addition, the Vitalité Health Network presented, Thursday afternoon, a “situation report” on the impact of the pandemic on the health system.
In particular, we learn that 29 people are hospitalized in one of the Network’s eleven hospitals due to the coronavirus, i.e. 16 at the Campbellton Regional Hospital, eight at the Edmundston Regional Hospital, three at the CHU Dr-Georges-L. Dumont Hospital in Moncton and two at the Chaleur Regional Hospital.
The bed occupancy rate exceeds 100% in all establishments of the Network, except at the Chaleur Regional Hospital and the Edmundston Regional Hospital.
A total of 67 healthcare professionals have also been withdrawn from work – for reasons that are not specified, but which must be linked to COVID-19 in the vast majority of cases.
We also learn that 83% of Network workers are doubly vaccinated and that 87% have received at least one dose. In the second case, this figure is lower than the provincial average (which stands at 91%).
It is again the hospitals of Saint-Quentin (65% of workers doubly vaccinated), Campbellton (75%) and Grand Falls (71%) that are slowing the group.
Conversely, more than 85% of staff are fully vaccinated at establishments in Edmundston, Lamèque, Tracadie, Caraquet and Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, as well as at CHU Dumont.
Finally, it should be noted that the Network has learned that citizens communicate with health professionals in order to obtain a falsified immunization record, which the organization strongly condemns.