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112 new cases / 10 new cases in Miramichi Region / 1,019 active cases

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Additional booster clinics will be available through regional health authority community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and at participating pharmacies.

Those who are eligible for pediatric vaccinations or booster doses can schedule an appointment through a regional health authority community COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the online booking system or at a participating pharmacy.

If you are 50 or older or in a current eligible group and due for a booster dose of an mRNA vaccine at any time in December, you can book an appointment now even though a full six months may not have passed. In the coming weeks, eligibility for booster doses will be expanded to those in their 40s, and then to all other New Brunswickers. Anyone who is 50 or older or in a current eligible group and received their second dose in July, is eligible for their booster dose anytime in January.

A detailed list of those eligible for a booster dose is available online.

Public Health reported today that 82.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 88.4 per cent have received their first dose and nine per cent have received a booster dose.

Zone 3

Because of the recent uptake in testing and positive cases, Public Health is experiencing some delays in follow up and testing. People whose lab test is positive will continue to receive an initial contact from Public Health within 24 to 72 hours. Information sheets on required self-isolation and testing plus contacting close contacts should an individual receive a positive PCR test result are being handed out at the assessment centre. Detailed follow-ups are being prioritized and may be delayed.

Additional resources will be added to the Fredericton assessment centre location today and tomorrow to help reduce any testing backlogs. All priority groups, which include unvaccinated and vaccinated symptomatic individuals as well as individuals with a positive point of care test result, are being booked for a test within 24 hours.

Rapid point of care test screening reminders

Anyone who receives a positive result from an at-home rapid point of care test (POCT) must self-isolate and book a diagnostic lab PCR test regardless of their vaccination status at an Assessment Centre using the online referral form or by calling 811. If the result of that confirmatory laboratory test is negative, they may stop isolating if they have no symptoms.

Rapid point of care screening kits can be picked up at locations through Horizon Health Network or Vitalité Health Network.

Rapid point of care tests are very helpful in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but they only reflect your health status at the time of testing.

96 recoveries / 112 new cases

Public Health reported today that 96 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 112 new cases of the virus, with the active number of cases at 1,019.

There are 14 people in intensive care and another 25 are in hospital for a total of 39 people hospitalized. Of those in hospital, 22 are over the age of 60 and six people are on a ventilator. There is one person under 19 hospitalized.

The seven-day rolling average of hospitalizations is now available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Eight of the 39 people hospitalized were initially admitted for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 due to outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi. Most of these people are exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms.

The rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to most greatly impact people who are unvaccinated. Information about the rates of cases and hospitalizations based on vaccination status is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 19 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • four people nine and under;
  • a person 10-19;
  • three people 20-29;
  • three people 30-39;
  • five people 40-49;
  • a person 50-59;
  • a person 60-69; and
  • a person 70-79.

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

The 15 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • a person nine and under;
  • a person 10-19;
  • a person 20-29;
  • four people 40-49;
  • three people 50-59;
  • three people 60-69; and
  • two people 80-89.

Nine cases are under investigation and six cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 56 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • 11 people nine and under;
  • 13 people 10-19;
  • eight people 20-29;
  • seven people 30-39;
  • ten people 40-49;
  • five people 50-59;
  • a person 60-69; and
  • a person 70-79.

Thirty-six cases are under investigation and 20 cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

  • a person nine and under;
  • a person 40-49;
  • a person 50-59;
  • a person 70-79; and
  • a person 80-89.

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

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

  • a person nine and under;
  • a person 40-49; and
  • a person 60-69.

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

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

  • a person 20-29;
  • a person 30-39;
  • a person 50-59; and
  • a person 60-69.

All four cases are under investigation.

The 10 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

  • two people 10-19;
  • two people 20-29;
  • a person 30-39;
  • a person 50-59;
  • three people 60-69; and
  • a person 80-89.

Six cases are under investigation and four cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Learn more:

All of New Brunswick is currently in the Level 1 phase of the winter plan to manage COVID-19. More information on the plan is available online.

Any household in New Brunswick with a positive case of COVID-19 must isolate for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals advised by Public Health or a physician, including confirmed cases of COVID-19, must isolate. More information about isolation is available online.

Potential public exposure locations and dates are listed online. A map of potential public exposures can also be found on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Information and resources to help New Brunswickers live with COVID-19 is available on the COVID-19 guidance and resources webpage.

Information about testing, including booking PCR tests and using rapid tests, is available at www.gnb.ca/GetTestedCOVID19.

Travellers, including New Brunswickers returning to the province, must register their travel with the travel registration program.

Holiday guidelines for individuals, retailers and event organizers on how to plan for a happy and safe holiday season are available online.

12-12-21

Village of Blackville

Village of Blackville

The village of Blackville is governed by an elected council made up of a mayor and four councillors. Incorporated as a village in 1966, Blackville has a population of 958 and has had a long history related to forestry and salmon fishing.

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