Public Health announced 71 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 21 in the Fredericton area. One death, the 70 since the start of the pandemic, is added to the provincial number.
The deceased was 90 years of age or older and lived in Zone 1 (Moncton area)
The death announced Wednesday is the 22nd COVID-19-related death to occur in the province in the past 15 days. In fact, during this period, deaths were reported every day except two.
The new cases are distributed as follows: 14 in zone 1 (Moncton area), three in zone 2 (Saint-Jean), 21 in zone 3 (Fredericton), 15 in zone 4 (Madawaska-Victoria ), five in zone 5 (Restigouche), 12 in zone 6 (Chaleur / Péninsule acadienne) and one in zone 7 (Miramichi).
Of the new cases, 50 people, or 74%, are not twice vaccinated, 18 are young people 19 years of age or younger, and 48 are under investigation.
In the last seven days, Public Health has identified a total of 653 COVID-19 infections, compared to 459 in the previous seven days, representing an increase of 42%.
The number of active cases now stands at 775, seven less than Tuesday. It was 126 a month ago.
Active cases were distributed on Wednesday as follows: 250 in Greater Moncton, 195 in Greater Fredericton, 174 in Madawaska-Victoria, 49 in Restigouche, 48 in the Saint-Jean region, 38 in Bathurst / Acadia Peninsula and 21 in the Miramichi region. .
Fifty-one people were hospitalized this Wednesday for the coronavirus, unprecedented in the province.
This figure represents more than a quarter of all hospitalizations reported in the province for COVID-19 since the outbreak began 18 and a half months ago.
Of the number of people hospitalized, 41 are not vaccinated, two are partially vaccinated and eight are fully vaccinated.
Twenty-five patients are in intensive care – a record – two more than the day before.
No one under the age of 19 is hospitalized, according to the government.
Since September 7, COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in 78 schools and 44 early childhood centers.