New Brunswick’s active COVID-19 caseload surpasses 1,000; Prince Edward Island reports three new cases

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New Brunswick is reporting 98 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death due to the disease.

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The province’s active reported caseload is now 1,037 – the highest since the start of the pandemic.

The highest number of active cases stood at 348 on January 25, before the fourth wave hit.

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Officials said in a news release on Monday that 56 of the new cases reported involved people who were not yet fully vaccinated, and 42 involved patients who were fully immunized.

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Public Health says 56 people are in hospital because of COVID-19, including one person under the age of 19 and 20 in intensive care.

In New Brunswick, 75 people have now died of the disease, the release said.

Meanwhile, three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Prince Edward Island.

Health officials said in a news release on Monday that two of the new cases are linked to travel from the island, and the other is a close contact of a previously known case.

In these cases, one person is 20 years old and two persons are 50 years old.

Officials say the patients are self-isolating and contact tracing is complete.

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Public Health says there are now seven active reported COVID-19 cases across the province.

Officials say more than 94 percent of island residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and more than 87 percent have been fully vaccinated.

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