N.B. Reporting Drop In Active COVID Hospital Admissions

The Horizon and Vitalité Health Networks report a drop in active COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Figures released Tuesday show that as of Saturday, there are 168 people in the hospital as of Saturday, including 19 in intensive care beds. Horizon reported 106 active admissions, with 15 in ICU, while Vitalité had 62 active admissions, with four in ICU.

It is a decrease from the 192 hospitalizations and 21 ICU admissions reported by the health authorities last week.

Meanwhile, in its weekly COVIDWATCH update on Tuesday, New Brunswick Public Health reported 87 people in the hospital for COVID-19 as of Saturday, up from eight.

The number of people in ICU beds for COVID-19 also climbed by seven to 13.

There were 74 new COVID hospital admissions over the past week compared to 102 admissions the week before. Three of the new admissions involved people under the age of 20.

In addition, Public Health reported six more COVID-related deaths over the past week. They involved people 70 or older in the Moncton and Campbellton health zones.

Horizon and Vitalité say 367 health care workers are off the job due to COVID-19, down from 424 last week.

The number of reported positive cases of COVID-19 is also down.

Officials reported nearly 4,000 positive tests over the past week, including 1,988 PCR tests and 1,976 rapid tests.

That’s compared to more than 5,600 the week before.

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