New Brunswick reported 265 new cases of COVID-19, a new record of one day, and an additional death from the virus on Friday.
In a statement, the province said a person in his 70s in the Saint John region died.
Of the new cases, 85 are in Zone 1, the Moncton region, 87 are in Zone 2, the Saint John region, 39 are in Zone 3, the Fredericton region, 23 are in Zone 4, the Edmunston region, five are in Zone 5, Campbellton region, five are in Zone 6, Bathurst region and 11 are in Zone 7, Miramichi region.
COVID-19: NB reports a record 257 new cases, 2 deaths
The province has reported 147 cases of the Omicron variant so far. At least one case of the variant has been identified in the seven health zones and none of these cases is hospitalized.
“While hospitalizations to date involving the Omicron variant remain relatively stable, the exponential growth in cases continues to put health care at risk, not just because of COVID-19 but for all other health care needs,” the statement says.
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“For everyone’s health, New Brunswick residents are asked to do everything possible, including, if possible, limiting movement and contacts, to help slow the spread of the virus, which is found in all areas. from the province”.
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There are a total of 34 people hospitalized, 15 of whom are in intensive care. Twelve people are connected to a fan. Of those who are hospitalized, 21 are over 60 years old.
The province said that so far, 82.8 percent of eligible New Brunswick residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 89.9 percent have received their first dose of a vaccine, and 17.8 percent have received a booster dose.
All of New Brunswick is currently in the Tier 1 phase of the winter plan to manage COVID-19. More information about the plan, including additional temporary measures, is available online.
“New Brunswickers are reminded to protect the most vulnerable, to keep holiday gatherings as small as possible, and to use rapid tests to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19, particularly the most contagious Omicron variant,” the statement says.
The province said it will not release new case numbers on Christmas Day or December 26, so the next update will arrive on December 27.
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