Six deaths reported Saturday in New Brunswick, 125 people in hospital with COVID-19

New Brunswick reported six more deaths related to COVID-19 on Saturday.

According to public health:

  • Two people aged 90 and over died in zone 1 (Moncton region)
  • One person between 80-89 died in zone 2 (Saint John region)
  • One person 70-79 and one person 90 and over died in zone 3 (Fredericton region)
  • And one person between 80-89 died in zone 7 (Miramichi region).

HOSPITALIZATIONS

Public Health reported on Saturday that 12 people were in intensive care and a further 113 in hospital for a total of 125 people hospitalized with COVID-19.

Of those currently hospitalized, the province said 74 were hospitalized for reasons other than COVID-19.

Of those in the hospital, 103 are people aged 60 or over, and six people are on a respirator. Two people aged 19 and under are currently hospitalized in the province.

The number of health workers who have tested positive for the virus and isolate themselves is not available at the weekend. Officials said updated information will be provided on Monday.

BOOSTER DOSER

Booster doses are available for all 18 years and older, as long as five months have passed since their second dose.

“We know that people who are fully vaccinated and have a booster dose have much better protection against serious illness or hospitalization from COVID-19,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, health director in a press release.

“I urge everyone who is eligible, especially people 50 years and older, to book an appointment for their booster right away if they have not already done so.”

To date, 61.2 percent of people 50 years and older have received their booster dose.

Appointments can be booked online at vaccination clinics offered through the Vitalité and Horizon health networks.

Many pharmacies throughout the province also offer vaccine clinics. Appointments can be made by contacting a participating pharmacy directly.

Those who cannot book an appointment online, or who otherwise need assistance booking through a health care clinic or clinic, can call 1-833-437-1424.

Since January 10, more than 44,000 appointments for booster doses of an mRNA vaccine have been booked.

PARENTS ENCOURAGED TO GET CHILDREN VACCINATED

The New Brunswick Government encourages parents and guardians to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for their child’s first or second dose, if they have not yet done so.

Children aged five to 11 years who have already received their first dose of the vaccine are eligible to receive their second dose eight weeks after their first dose.

GOES TO LEVEL 2

The entire province is currently in the level 3 phase of the winter plan to deal with COVID-19.

New Brunswick Prime Minister Blaine Higgs said on Friday that vaccinating more children against COVID-19 and ensuring more adults get their booster dose over the next week will help New Brunswick return to level 2 in the January 30 winter plan. at 23:59

The province moved to level 3 on January 14 at. 23:59

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