19 new cases / New cases in three other zones linked to cluster in Zone 1 / vaccination update
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 today and have determined that many of the new cases in other zones are linked to the cluster in Zone 1 (Moncton region).
“We are seeing that the Zone 1 cluster is resulting in cases in Zones 2, 6 and 7 in our province right now, so it is imperative for New Brunswickers to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.
The 10 cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:
- two people 19 and under;
- an individual 20-29;
- four people 30-39;
- two people 40-49; and
- an individual 50-59.
Five are contacts of previously confirmed cases and five cases are under investigation.
The three cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:
- two people 19 and under; and
- an individual 30-39.
Two cases are travel related and one case is under investigation.
The two cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are:
- an individual 30-39; and
- an individual 40-49.
Both cases are under investigation.
The two cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are two people 70-79. Both cases are under investigation.
The two cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are two people 19 and under. Both are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
There are currently no hospitalizations in New Brunswick due to COVID-19.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,490 There have been three recoveries since Thursday for a total of 2,359 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 84. A total of 1,112 tests were conducted Thursday for a total of 391,309.
As of today, 70.9 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 83.2 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic as soon as possible.
All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second-dose appointments now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. To receive a second dose, bring a signed consent form, your Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving your first dose.
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