FREDERICTON - New Brunswick health officials are reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 today.

FREDERICTON - New Brunswick health officials are reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 today.

There have been 29 new recoveries, dropping the number of active cases in the province to 112.

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. New Brunswick health officials are reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/P-NIAID-RML via AP, File

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. New Brunswick health officials are reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today. THE CANADIAN PRESS/P-NIAID-RML via AP, File

Five people are hospitalized due to the virus, with four in an intensive care unit.

Six of the new cases are in the Moncton region, three are in the Fredericton area, and one is in the Edmundston region.

The Campbellton, Bathurst and Miramichi regions each have two new cases.

As of today, 76.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 85.2 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2021.