COVID-19: State of Emergency Returns to NB
Due to the rising number of hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19, the New Brunswick Government announced on Friday, September 24th that it will reinstate a State of Emergency at midnight. This means the return of household "bubbles" plus 20 consistent contacts. More information is available on the NB press release at the following link:
On Friday it was announced that there were 78 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, including eight in Zone 1 (the Moncton region). Seventy-six per cent of the new cases were people who were not fully vaccinated. Of the 573 active cases in New Brunswick, there are 31 in hospitals, including 15 patients in intensive care. Also on Friday, three deaths were reported -- individuals in their 70s and 80s, both in Zone 1, and an individual in their 90s in Zone 4 (the Edmundston region). This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 52 since the pandemic began.