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Five new cases; one in Miramichi Region

FREDERICTON (GNB) – As of today, 69.8 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 82.8 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are asked to go to a walk-in clinic or to 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 now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. To receive a second dose, bring a signed consent form, your Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving your first dose.

If you have an appointment for a vaccine but were able to get vaccinated sooner elsewhere, contact your pharmacy or regional health authority clinic to cancel the appointment you no longer need. This will help ensure that someone else in your community can obtain their vaccination sooner.

Zone 1 (Moncton region) update

As of today, there are 48 active cases in Zone 1. Of those, 46 are people who are not fully immunized and 90 per cent are under the age of 40. Public Health has connected 41 of the 48 active cases to a previously identified source. The other cases remain under investigation.

“The cluster of cases we are seeing is what we would expect among people who are not vaccinated and associating closely together,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “While you can still catch COVID-19 when you are fully vaccinated, symptoms, if any, tend to be mild, thereby not increasing stress on the health-care system. The recent cases we have seen are largely amongst our younger people who have not been fully vaccinated. I am appealing directly to them today to book an appointment, if they have not already done so, and to encourage their friends to do the same.”

Five new cases

Public Health reported a total of five new cases of COVID-19 today.

The two new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are two people 20-29.

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

  • an individual 19 and under; and
  • an individual 40-49.

One case is a contact of a previously confirmed case and the other is under investigation.

The one case in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) is an individual 30-39 who is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,439. Since Friday there have been 15 new recoveries for a total of 2,326 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 66. No one is hospitalized in New Brunswick. Since Friday 2,107 tests were conducted for a total of 387,160

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.

09-08-21

Les McLaughlin

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