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53 new cases / 14 new cases in Miramichi Region / 82 active cases in Zone 7

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 and 56 recoveries today. The number of active cases is 473

Of the new cases, 41 – or 77 per cent – are unvaccinated, and 12 – or 23 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

There are nine people in an intensive care unit; eight are unvaccinated and one is fully vaccinated.

There are 15 people in hospital, including nine in intensive care. Of the 15 in hospital, 12 are unvaccinated and three are fully vaccinated. There is currently no one 19 or under in the hospital.

Circuit breaker reminder

The following areas are currently under a circuit breaker: Zone 1 (Moncton region) as far north as and including Sainte-Anne-de-Kent and a large section of Zone 2 (Saint John region) which includes New River Beach and Lepreau, north to the communities of Clarendon and Welsford, east to the community of Head of Millstream, and all communities in Saint John and Kings counties.

More information about the circuit breaker rules, including a detailed list and map of affected communities, is available online.

Vaccination update

Public Health reported today that 85.9 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92.9 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

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 of a vaccine. 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 an mRNA COVID-19 booster dose if six months have passed since their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Fully vaccinated people who have received one or two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine in their series are permitted to book an appointment to receive an mRNA COVID-19 booster dose if 28 days have passed since their second dose.

Appointments for first and second doses, as well as a booster dose for those eligible, can be scheduled at a regional health authority 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 clinics is available online.

Canada-US border opening on Nov. 8

Effective tomorrow, Nov. 8, everyone entering New Brunswick from Maine (or any another state or country) is subject to requirements under federal and provincial guidelines.

Travellers must comply with federal requirements on vaccination and testing. Details on travel, testing and borders are available online.

Everyone entering New Brunswick must also register their travel at www.gnb.ca/travelregistration. This includes New Brunswickers re-entering the province, even after a brief trip.

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 30 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

·         15 people 19 and under;

·         A person 20-29;

·         Three people 30-39;

·         Four people 40-49;

·         Three people 50-59;

·         Three people 60-69; and

·         A person 80-89.

Twenty-three cases are under investigation and seven cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

·         A person 19 and under;

·         A person 30-39;

·         A person 40-49; and

·         A person 50-59.

All four cases are under investigation.

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

·         Two people 19 and under;

·         A person 40-49; and

·         A person 60-69.

All four cases are under investigation.

The one new case in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) is a person 19 and under. The case is under investigation.

The 14 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

·         Six people 19 and under;

·         Two people 20-29;

·         Five people 30-39; and

·         a person 50-59.

All 14 cases are under investigation.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

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.

07-11-21

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