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51 new cases; 92 per cent of new cases not fully vaccinated

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported today that 77.2 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 85.8 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

“We are seeing an uptick in vaccination appointments since we announced our new measures that will come into effect next week,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “It is imperative for New Brunswickers to get vaccinated, so now is the time to book your appointment at a regional health authority clinic or call a participating pharmacy.”

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or 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 for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose.

Those attending a vaccination clinic are asked to bring their Medicare card, a signed consent form and, for those receiving their second dose, a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose.

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

Confirmed cases in schools and child-care facilities

Positive cases have been confirmed in schools in zones 1 (Moncton region), 3 (Fredericton region) and 4 (Edmundston region).

The respective school communities have been notified. If you or a family member have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing. This notification may be communicated by the school. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact. 

As per New Brunswick’s Healthy and Safe Schools guidelines, schools with cases will close or move to online learning for at least one calendar day to support contact tracing, risk assessments and operational responses. Districts have contacted families directly with specific information regarding any impact on learning, including information on home learning, if required.

Zone 1 (Moncton region) – A positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at each of the following schools: Harrison Trimble High School in Moncton and J.M.A. Armstrong/Salisbury Middle School in Salisbury. A positive case was also confirmed at Love and Learn Child Centre in Riverview.

Zone 3 (Fredericton region) – A positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at each of the following schools: Perth-Andover Middle School and Southern Victoria High School, both in Perth-Andover. A new positive case was also confirmed at Andover Elementary School in Perth-Andover.

Zone 4 (Edmundston region) – Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Polyvalente Alexandre-J.-Savoie in Saint-Quentin.

92 per cent of new cases not fully vaccinated

Public Health is reporting 51 new cases of COVID-19 andeight recoveries today. Forty-seven – or 92 per cent – of these new cases are not fully vaccinated.

There are 15 people hospitalized due to the virus, with nine in an intensive care unit. The number of active cases is 336.

The 10 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • a person 19 and under;
  • four people 20-29;
  • a person 40-49;
  • two people 50-59;
  • a person 60-69; and
  • a person 90 and over.

Seven cases are under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The one new case in Zone 2 (Saint John region) is a person 40-49. This case is under investigation.

The 21 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • 11 people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • two people 50-59; and
  • five people 60-69.

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

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

  • two people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29; and
  • a person 40-49.

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

The12 new cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are as follows:

  • six people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • three people 30-39; and
  • a person 40-49.

Six cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, one case is travel-related and five are under investigation.

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

  • two people 20-29; and
  • a person 40-49.

All three cases are under investigation.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Outbreak declared over at Southeast Regional Correctional Centre

Public Health has declared an end to the outbreak of COVID-19 at the Southeast Regional Correctional Centre in Shediac. The outbreak was declared on Aug. 23 following a confirmed case at the facility. Inmates and staff were re-tested several times to confirm the end of the outbreak.

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.

16-09-21

Les McLaughlin

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