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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.

Vaccination update

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.

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 or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment.

13-08-21

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