New Brunswick reports 93 new infections, two deaths and 45 hospitalized with COVID-19

FREDERICTON – New Brunswick is reporting 93 new cases of COVID-19 today and two virus-related deaths, bringing the pandemic’s overall death toll in the province to 66.

New Brunswick is also grappling with a rising number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 amid a worsening fourth wave.

Public health officials say there are 45 people in hospital with COVID-19 in New Brunswick, with 20 in an intensive care unit.

Among those in hospital, they say 35 are unvaccinated while 10 are either partially or fully immunized.

Officials say the province now has 759 active cases.

Meanwhile, Newfoundland and Labrador recorded eight new cases today and currently has 149 active infections.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2021.

TORONTO STAR