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100 new cases / 11 in Miramichi Region

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Due to the high number of COVID-19 transmissions, a circuit breaker is now in effect in certain areas of the province.

The circuit breaker began on Friday, Oct. 8 and is expected to last for 14 days.

The areas impacted are Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and including Havelock in Zone 2; the northern portion of Zone 3 from and including Deerville and Florenceville-Bristol; and all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region), including Menneval in Zone 5.

More information about the circuit breaker rules, including a detailed list and map of affected communities, is available online.

There are 56 people hospitalized due to the virus, with 23 in an intensive care unit. No one under the age of 19 is currently hospitalized. Of those in hospital, 41 are unvaccinated, four are partially vaccinated and 11 are fully vaccinated.

Public Health reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 today and 52 recoveries. The number of active cases is 929. Of the new cases, 66 – or 66 per cent – are unvaccinated, five – or five per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 29 – or 29 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

Single households for Thanksgiving weekend for entire province

All New Brunswickers – including those living in areas not impacted by the circuit breaker – must not have gatherings anywhere other than a place at which the law requires proof of vaccination with anyone they do not currently live with during the Thanksgiving long weekend, between 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, and 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11.

A single household refers to individuals who are living together. It can be extended to include caregivers for any of those people, plus any parent, child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild of those people who requires support, plus any one additional person who lives alone at another address who requires support.

All businesses may remain open for regular operations but must follow measures listed under the mandatory order. This includes businesses that are not required to see proof of vaccination, such as hair salons, retail and grocery stores, and those that are required to request proof of vaccination, such as restaurants and entertainment venues. Children under 12 accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult will also be admitted.

Mandatory order

A new mandatory order came into effect on Friday at 6 p.m. and is available online.  

Vaccination update

Public Health reported today that 81.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 90.5 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic as soon as possible.

All provincial government employees, staff in long-term care facilities and staff and volunteers in schools and licensed early learning and child-care facilities must be fully vaccinated by Friday, Nov. 19.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second-dose appointments for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose.

Those attending a vaccination clinic are asked to bring their Medicare card, a signed consent form and, for those receiving their second dose, a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose.

A list of upcoming mobile and walk-in clinics is available online.

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 34 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

·       19 people 19 and under;

·       A person 20-29;

·       Four people 30-39;

·       Five people 40-49;

·       Four people 60-69; and

·       A person 70-79.

Nineteen cases are under investigation and 15 are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The four new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

·       A person 19 and under;

·       A person 20-29; and

·       Two people 60-69.

Three cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and one case is under investigation.

The 21 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

·       Nine people 19 and under;

·       Three people 30-39;

·       Four people 40-49;

·       Two people 50-59;

·       A person 60-69;

·       A person 70-79; and

·       A person 80-89.

Nineteen cases are under investigation and two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 13 new cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

·       Five people 19 and under;

·       Two people 30-39;

·       A person 40-49;

·       A person 50-59;

·       Two people 60-69; and

·       Two people 70-79.

Ten cases are under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 11 new cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are as follows:

·       Two people 19 and under;

·       Three people 20-29;

·       A person 30-39;

·       Two people 40-49;

·       A person 50-59; and

·       Two people 70-79.

Ten cases are under investigation and one is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The six new cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:

·       Two people 19 and under;

·       Two people 20-29;

·       A person 30-39; and

·       A person 50-59.

Three cases are under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 11 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

·       Five people 19 and under;

·       A person 20-29;

·       Two people 30-39;

·       A person 40-49;

·       A person 60-69; and

·       A person 80-89.

Seven cases are under investigation and four are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Potential public exposures

Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposure, is urged to request a test online to get an appointment.

A map of potential public exposures can also be found on the COVID-19 dashboard.

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Les McLaughlin

Les McLaughlin is a website developer by day and a local news reporter/community ambassador by night. You can reach him by email at .

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