NB launches new website for COVID-19 data; nine deaths reported Tuesday


New Brunswick has retired its COVID-19 dashboard and launched a new website to report data from the province.

The website, COVID WATCH, will be updated with COVID-19 data every Tuesday. The webpage includes data up to and including the previous Saturday.

“A highlights infographic will include information such as intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, hospitalizations, deaths, rapid test and PCR test results, and immunization rates,” the province said in a statement. A press release.

A more detailed report is also available. It includes a seven-day average of confirmed COVID-19 cases and the number of cases with outages by area and age.

Going forward, the Government of New Brunswick says hospitalization counts will only include people who have been hospitalized with COVID-19, to align with reporting practices in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The province is no longer reporting the number of patients on ventilators and the number of healthcare workers absent due to COVID-19. However, these numbers will still be available from regional health authorities.

“These changes better reflect routine surveillance and reporting of communicable diseases,” the provincial government said. “As the province continues its transition to life with COVID-19, ongoing reporting will aim to communicate the risks of serious illness. »

NINE ADDITIONAL DEATHS REPORTED

New Brunswick health officials reported an increase in PCR-confirmed cases and hospitalizations, but a decrease in COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday.

The province confirmed nine more COVID-19-related deaths in its weekly update. This is a decrease of four deaths from last week’s report of 13.

Tuesday’s figures cover case data between March 27 and April 2.

Depending on the province COVID WATCH358 people in New Brunswick have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.

The province says 78 people have been hospitalized with COVID-19, an increase of 31 hospitalizations from the 47 reported last week.

There are currently nine people in intensive care, an increase of four since the last weekly report.

The province says most people hospitalized with COVID-19 are between the ages of 60 and 70.

NEW CASES

New Brunswick is reporting 3,888 new PCR-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Currently, there are 6,134 active cases in New Brunswick.

New Brunswick is also reporting 4,782 new positive cases identified by rapid tests.

VACCINE UPDATE

Depending on the province COVID WATCH93% of eligible New Brunswickers received one dose of vaccine, 87.7% received two doses and 51.4% received their booster dose.

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