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90 new cases / 29 new cases in Miramichi Region

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported today that 87.4 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 93.4 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination eligibility will be expanded in the province to include children aged five to 11 as soon as the child vaccines are received. Regional health authority community clinics and participating pharmacies will have a role to play in administering the vaccine and details will be announced next week.

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 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 booster dose if 28 days have passed since their second dose.

International travellers with mixed first two doses of vaccine products are eligible to book an appointment to receive a booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This applies to anyone who must travel outside of North America for work, education or medical procedures. A booster dose of an mRNA vaccine will be available as long as a 28-day interval has passed since their previous dose.

A detailed list of those eligible for a booster dose is available online.

Appointments for first and second doses, as well as a booster dose for those eligible, can be scheduled for a regional health authority community COVID-19 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 mobile and walk-in clinics is available online.

43 recoveries and 90 new cases

Public Health reported today that 43 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 90 new cases of the virus, with the number of active cases at 640.

There are 18 people in intensive care and another 14 in hospital for a total of 32 people hospitalized. No one under 19 is currently hospitalized.

The rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to impact people that are unvaccinated the most. Information about the rates of cases and hospitalizations based on vaccination status is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 22 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • four people 19 and under;
  • four people 20-29;
  • five people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • three people 50-59;
  • two people 60-69;
  • a person 70-79; and
  • a person 80-89.

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

The 13 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • four people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • a person 50-59; and
  • two people 70-79.

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

The 23 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29;
  • six people 30-39;
  • six people 40-49;
  • four people 50-59;
  • two people 60-69; and
  • two people 70-79.

Eighteen cases are under investigation and five cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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

  • a person 20-29; and
  • a person 30-39.

Both cases are under investigation.

The one new case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is an individual 40-49. This case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The 29 new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:

  • four people 19 and under;
  • 10 people 20-29;
  • six people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • a person 50-59;
  • three people 60-69; and
  • three people 70-79.

Twenty cases are under investigation and nine cases are contact of previously confirmed cases.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Isolation reminder

Any household in New Brunswick with a positive case of COVID-19 must isolate for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status.

Household members who are fully vaccinated will be able to leave isolation with a day five negative PCR test. A day 10 PCR test must still be taken to confirm the negative result.

Those who violate the Public Health order to self-isolate face a fine of between $480 and $20,400.

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.

21-11-21

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