93 recoveries and 55 new cases
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported today that 93 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 55 new cases of the virus, with the active number of cases at 667.
There are 15 people in intensive care and another 51 in hospital for a total of 66 people hospitalized. There are two people under 19 currently hospitalized.
The Horizon Health Network has declared an outbreak at the Miramichi Regional Hospital, impacting the intensive care unit and the family practice unit. To date, one patient but no staff have tested positive in relation to this case.
“Outbreaks have been declared at three hospitals in the province – Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Of the number of people who are currently hospitalized across the province, 27 individuals contracted COVID-19 while already in hospital for another reason.”
More information about the outbreaks is available on the Horizon Health Network website.
Public Health has confirmed that a person 70-79 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) has died as a result of COVID-19.
The rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to most greatly impact people who are unvaccinated. Information about the rates of cases and hospitalizations based on vaccination status is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.
Public Health reported today that 81.7 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 86.7 per cent have received their first dose.
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. 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 a booster dose if six months have passed since their second dose.
A detailed list of those eligible for a booster dose is available online.
Vaccination appointments for children aged five to 11 are now available at clinics and pharmacies across the province.
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 walk-in clinics is available online.
Regional breakdown of new cases
The 16 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:
- eight people 19 and under;
- a person 20-29;
- five people 30-39;
- a person 60-69; and
- a person 70-79.
Ten cases are under investigation and six cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
The 16 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:
- two people 19 and under;
- a person 20-29;
- two people 30-39;
- four people 40-49;
- a person 50-59;
- five people 60-69; and
- a person 80-89.
Nine cases are under investigation and seven cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
The 16 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:
- six people 19 and under;
- four people 20-29;
- a person 30-39;
- three people 40-49; and
- two people 50-59.
Eight cases are under investigation and eight cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.
The one new case in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) is a person 19 and under. This case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.
The six new cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are as follows:
- a person 19 and under;
- four people 40-49; and
- a person 80-89.
Four cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and two cases are under investigation.
Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.
Confirmed cases in schools and child-care facilities
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.