COVID-19: N.B. sets another pandemic record for hospitalizations – New Brunswick

New Brunswick now has 86 people hospitalized with COVID-19 — the highest number since the pandemic began.

According to the province’s dashboard, 13 of those patients are in ICU.

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This is an increase of seven patients in hospital from the previous day. 

The old hospitalization record was 80, which was set on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the province reported 220 new cases based on PCR lab tests.

With 485 recoveries, there are an estimated 7,668 active cases of COVID-19 in the province.

As of Monday, the province has administered 1,500,679 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, of which 681,578 have received a first dose and 624,285 have received a second dose. According to the dashboard, 194,816 residents have received a booster dose.

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As of today, all New Brunswickers aged 18 and over are eligible to book a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, as long as five months have passed since their second dose.

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