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11 new cases / vaccine update / exposure notification

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 today.

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

  • an individual 20-29; and
  • an individual 60-69.

One case is a contact of a previously confirmed case and the other is under investigation.

The case in Zone 2 (Saint John region) is an individual 40-49 and is under investigation.

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

  • an individual 19 and under;
  • an individual 20-29;
  • an individual 30-39; and
  • an individual 70-79.

Of these, two cases are contacts of a previously confirmed case, one is travel related and the other is under investigation.

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

  • two people 20-29; and
  • two people 30-39.

Two of the cases are travel related and two are under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,063. Since yesterday, eight people have recovered for a total of 1,905 recoveries. There have been 41 deaths, and the number of active cases is 116. Eleven patients are hospitalized in total. Seven patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including two in an intensive care unit. Four patients are hospitalized out of province, with one in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 1,378 tests were conducted for a total of 313,988.

Vaccine update

More than 46 per cent of the province’s population over the age of 12 have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.

More than 47,000 people were vaccinated in New Brunswick in the past week.

Exposure notification

Public Health follows a standard process when addressing instances where the public may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. In cases where record-keeping can identify anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus in a given location, Public Health issues an announcement to alert those who could have been affected and provides instructions.

Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the virus at the following location and date in Fredericton:

  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and the Pickle Jar Restaurant, 620 Queen St., from Tuesday, May 11 to Sunday, May 16.

Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on May 7 while on the following flight:

  • Air Canada Flight 318 – from Calgary to Montreal, departed at 11 a.m.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.

16 May 2021

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