New Brunswick reports 85 new cases of COVID-19 and 793 active infections

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FREDERICTON — Public health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 85 new cases of COVID-19.

A government news release says there are now 793 active, reported infections of the disease across the province.

Health officials say there are 61 COVID-19 patients currently in hospital, including 16 people in intensive care.

The provincial government says any household in New Brunswick with a positive case of COVID-19 must isolate for 14 days, regardless of its members' vaccination status.

The release says more than 10,000 appointments have been booked since Tuesday for children aged five to 11 to receive their first dose of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

Online data shows 88 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated, while more than 93 per cent have received at least one dose of a vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 27, 2021.

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