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60 new cases / 10 new cases in Miramichi Region / Trunk or Treat Possible Exposure

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 60 new cases of COVID-19 and 71recoveries today. The number of active cases is 458.

“All New Brunswickers can play a role in helping us move beyond this fourth wave,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell. “Please continue to wear a mask in indoor public spaces, wash your hands frequently and book an appointment to get vaccinated if you have not yet done so.”

Of the new cases, 47 – or 78 per cent – are unvaccinated, one – or two per cent – is partially vaccinated and 12 – or 20 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

There are 13 people in an intensive care unit; 10 are unvaccinated and three are fully vaccinated.

There are 19 people in hospital, including 13 who are unvaccinated and six who are fully vaccinated. There is currently no one 19 or under in the hospital.

Public Health has confirmed that one person 50-59 in Zone 1 (Moncton region) has died because of COVID-19.

Circuit breaker reminder

The following areas are currently under a circuit breaker: Zone 1 (Moncton region); most of Zone 2 (Saint John region); the northern portion of Zone 3 (Fredericton region); all of Zone 4 (Edmundston region); and all of Zone 5 (Campbellton region).

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 85.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92.7 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 now 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 now 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.

Individuals who have received one or two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine 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.

Four priority groups are now being considered for a PCR test:

  • those working and living in vulnerable settings, such as a hospital, long-term care facility, correctional centre, First Nations community or shelter;
  • those prioritized by a medical officer of health;
  • anyone who is symptomatic, with priority given to those who are unvaccinated; and
  • testing required for travel, although with no guarantee of a 72-hour turnaround for test results.

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 27 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

·         16 people 19 and under;

·         two people 20-29;

·         four people 30-39;

·         two people 40-49;

·         a person 50-59; and

·         two people 60-69.

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

The 10 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

·         four people 19 and under;

·         a person 20-29;

·         a person 30-39;

·         two people 40-49; and

·         two people 50-59.

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

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

·         a person 19 and under;

·         a person 20-29;

·         two people 30-39;

·         a person 50-59; and

·         a person 80-89.

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

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

·         two people 19 and under; and

·         three people 40-49.

Four cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and the other is under investigation.

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

·         a person 20-29; and

·         a person 60-69.

Both cases are under investigation.

The 10 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

·         a person 19 and under;

·         a person 20-29;

·         a person 30-39;

·         four people 40-49;

·         a person 50-59; and

·         two people 60-69.

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

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Confirmed cases in schools and child-care facilities

Information on cases in schools is available on the Healthy and Safe Schools website and 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.

NEW: October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Trunk or Treat (582 King George Highway, Miramichi)

03-11-21

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