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More than 1,600 answer N.B. call for volunteers to assist pandemic efforts

January 19, 2022
The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON — New Brunswick’s government says more than 1,600 people have responded in less than 24 hours to its call for volunteers to help support its COVID-19 response, as many health workers are off the job.

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said today in a news release she is encouraged so many people answered the government’s call on Tuesday for help with clinical and non-clinical services.

There are currently 342 health-care workers in the province who are isolating after testing positive for COVID-19.

Health officials are reporting four more COVID-19-related deaths.


They involve a person in their 70s in the Moncton region, someone in their 60s in the Fredericton area, and two people in the Edmundston region — one in their 70s and one over the age of 90.

New Brunswick has 123 people in hospital with the disease, which is a rise of 10 since Tuesday. Eleven people are in intensive care.

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