Five more people died because COVID-19 in New Brunswick, according to a weekly provincial update.
The latest report, which covers May 15 to May 21, indicates deaths involving one person in their 60s, two in their 70s and two in their 80s.
Five people also died in the last week, Between May 8 and 14. There have been a total of 416 deaths from COVID-19 in the province since the pandemic began.
The number of hospital admissions continued to decrease. Last week, the province had 21 new hospitalizations, down from 24 in the previous week. One of the newly hospitalized cases was a person between the ages of 10 and 19.
The province said there are currently 27 positive hospitalizations, down from 35 cases last week. The highest rates of hospitalization for COVID-19 are among people in their 60s and 70s.
There were also 768 new positive PCR tests confirmed in the most recent reporting period, a decrease of 1,004 cases reported last week.
An additional 642 positive rapid tests were also reported, down from 838 in last week’s update.
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