January 12, 2022 | by: isaacpiotrowski

New Brunswick’s Chief Epidemiologist Urges People to Limit Their Contacts to Reduce Surging COVID-19 Cases

 

 

New Brunswick health officials are urging people to limit their contacts to try to reduce the surging cases of COVID-19 or things could get a lot worse in the coming weeks.

 

The province’s Chief Epidemiologist, Mathieu Chalifoux, says if current trends continue, New Brunswick could see 5,500 people testing positive every day by the end of January with 220 people in hospitals, almost triple the number now. He says things are going to get intense.

 

There are currently a record 88 people hospitalized with COVID-19, including 14 in intensive care and 11 on a ventilator.

 

Officials also reported that a person in their 90s in the Moncton region had died as a result of COVID-19.