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118 new cases / 15 new cases in Miramichi Region / Renous Rec Centre Exposures

FREDERICTON (GNB) – All of New Brunswick is currently in the Level 1 phase of the Winter Action Plan.

Measures in Level 1 include masking outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained and physical distancing in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccination, such as retail stores, malls, salons and spas. These locations can choose to either implement physical distancing measures or require proof of vaccination for all patrons.

A maximum of 20 people is permitted for informal indoor household gatherings, and 50 for informal outdoor gatherings. Due to the higher risk associated with being unvaccinated, it is recommended that unvaccinated individuals who are eligible to be vaccinated do not attend household gatherings.

More information on the plan is available online.

87 recoveries, 118 new cases

Public Health reported today that 87 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 118 new cases of the virus, with the active number of cases at 752.

There are 16 people in intensive care and another 30 are in hospital for a total of 46 people hospitalized. Of those in hospital, 22 are over the age of 60. Nine people are on a ventilator. There is one person under 19 currently hospitalized.

Fourteen of the 46 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 those people infected are currently exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

More information about the outbreaks is available on the Horizon Health Network website.

Public Health has confirmed a person 80-89 in Zone 2 (Saint John region) has died as a result of COVID-19.

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.

Vaccination update

Public Health reported today that 82 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 87.3 per cent have received their first dose.

Health-care personnel – including those working in long-term care facilities – and residents of First Nations communities can book an appointment to receive an mRNA COVID-19 booster dose if six months have passed since their second dose. They must bring their proof of vaccination, i.e. immunization record, to their appointment.

People 65 and older and school personnel are permitted to book an appointment to receive a booster dose if six months have passed since their second dose.

Fully vaccinated people who have received one or two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine are permitted to book an appointment to receive an mRNA booster dose if 28 days have passed since their second dose.

International travellers with mixed first two doses of vaccine products are eligible to book an appointment to receive an mRNA booster dose. This applies to anyone who must travel outside of North America for work, education or medical procedures. This mRNA booster dose will be available as long as 28 days have passed since their previous dose.

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

Booster eligibility will be expanded next week to people in their 50s. In the coming weeks, eligibility will be expanded to those in their 40s, followed by all other New Brunswickers.

Appointments for first and second doses, as well as a booster dose for those eligible, can be scheduled for a regional health authority community COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the online booking system or at a participating pharmacy. Residents of First Nations communities can also book an appointment at a community clinic.

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

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 23 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • 10 people 19 and under;
  • six people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • two people 50-59; and
  • three people 60-69.

Sixteen cases are under investigation and seven are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 18 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • five people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • one person 40-49;
  • two people 50-59;
  • four people 60-69; and
  • two people 70-79.

Eight cases are under investigation and 10 are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 53 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • 24 people 19 and under;
  • four people 20-29;
  • four people 30-39;
  • five people 40-49;
  • nine people 50-59;
  • five people 60-69; and
  • two people 70-79.

Forty-five cases are under investigation and eight are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

  • one person 19 and under;
  • one person 30-39;
  • one person 40-49; and
  • one person 60-69.

One case is under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

  • three people 19 and under; and
  • one person 60-69.

One case is under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The one new case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is a person 50-59 who is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The 15 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

  • five people 19 and under;
  • one person 20-29;
  • three people 40-49;
  • two people 50-59;
  • two people 60-69;
  • one person 70-79; and
  • one person 80-89.

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

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Isolation reminder

Any household in New Brunswick with a positive case of COVID-19 must isolate for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status.

Household members who are fully vaccinated will be able to leave isolation with a day-five negative PCR test. A day-10 PCR test must still be taken to confirm the negative result.

Those who violate the Public Health order to self-isolate face a fine of between $480 and $20,400.

Potential public exposures

Anyone with two or more symptoms of the virus is urged to request a test online to get an appointment.

If you have been at the site of a possible public exposure, but remain asymptomatic, you may be able to pick up a rapid-screening kit (while supplies last).

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

LOCAL POTENTIAL EXPOSURES:

  • December 2 between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. – Renous Recreational Centre (2 Young Ln., Renous)
  • November 30 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. – Renous Rec Centre (2 Young Ln., Renous)
  • November 25 between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – Renous Rec Centre (2 Young Ln., Renous)

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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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