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New Brunswick reports 10 more deaths in weekly COVID-19 update

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New Brunswick reported 10 more deaths linked to COVID-19 in its weekly update released on Tuesday.

The latest data released covers the period between April 3-9.

There were 79 COVID-19 hospitalizations as of Saturday, a rise of one compared with the week earlier. This includes one child under the age of 10.

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Thirteen COVID-19 patients were in intensive care, a rise of four over the same period.

The province has reported a total of 368 COVID-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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New Brunswick reported an average of 570 positive COVID-19 cases per day over the seven-day period ending April 9.

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A total of 3,963 new PCR-confirmed cases were reported in the period, as well as 3,772 self-reported rapid test positives.

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As of Saturday, 93 per cent of the eligible population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 87.7 per cent have received at least two doses, and 51.6 per cent have received a booster.

New Brunswick is preparing to roll out a second round of booster doses to residents aged 50 or older.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2022.

— With files from Karla Renic. 

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