Tuesday 5 October 2021

Canada: New Brunswick faces rise in COVID-19 deaths

CBC News: The National in Canada shows that the province of New Brunswick is fighting a rising tide of tragedy, as officials plead for people to get vaccinated and keep contacts down. Among the six COVID-19 deaths reported this weekend: a firefighter in his 30s.

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations certainly continue to increase in New Brunswick. This province is implementing "circuit breaker measures." These new restrictions will last a minimum of 14 days in risk regions. "Circuit breaker" includes limiting contacts to a single household. The important restrictions will take effect at 6 p.m. on Friday for a minimum of 14 days.

The government also announced Tuesday that all government employees in parts I (civil service), II (education system), III (health-care system) and IV (Crown corporations), staff in long-term care facilities and staff and volunteers in schools and licensed early learning and child-care facilities must certainly be fully vaccinated.

The province is also reporting one COVID-19 related death and 90 new infections on Tuesday. The province currently has 782 active cases of COVID-19. There are 50 people in the hospital, 23 of which are in the ICU.

The following information is for country of Canada (Oct. 5, 2021):
Total population % vaccinated: 77.0%
Total population % fully vaccinated: 71.4%

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