N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs, Russell to hold update today

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs, Russell to hold update today

Premier Blaine Higgs and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell will hold a live COVID-19 update this afternoon. It comes after the province recorded five more deaths Wednesday, marking 99 in total since the beginning of the pandemic and now the highest death toll in Atlantic Canada. The 2:30 p.m. news conference will … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs sees approval rating drop to record low 38%

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Higgs sees approval rating drop to record low 38%

Premier Blaine Higgs’s approval rating has dropped to an all-time low amid record high COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths that followed all Public Health restrictions being lifted and the province being opened up, a new poll suggests. The Angus Reid Institute poll ranking the popularity of the provincial premiers shows Higgs has suffered a “precipitous” drop to 38 per … Read more

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 more deaths, Higgs issues clarification about positive cases avoiding isolation

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 more deaths, Higgs issues clarification about positive cases avoiding isolation

COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two more New Brunswickers and infected 68 more people, Public Health reported Tuesday. Unlike previous news releases in recent weeks, which have led with vaccination rate updates, Public Health confirmed two people in their 80s have died “as a result of COVID-19, one in Fredericton region, Zone 3, and one in … Read more