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Number of hospitalizations drops

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to trend downwards. There are 23 people in hospital, down from 28 yesterday and 33 on Thursday.  Of the 23 in hospital, 15 are unvaccinated, one is partially vaccinated, and seven are fully vaccinated. There is currently no one 19 or under in the hospital.

Public Health reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 recoveries today. The number of active cases is 551.

Of the new cases, 18 – or 54.5 per cent – are unvaccinated, three – or 9.1 per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 12 – or 36.4 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

There are 13 people in an intensive care unit; 10 are unvaccinated, one is partially vaccinated, and two are fully vaccinated.

Public Health has confirmed that two people in Zone 5 (Campbellton region), one person 70-79 and one person 40-49, have 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 84.8 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 92.5 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.

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.

Regional breakdown of new cases

The 11 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under;
  • three people 30-39;
  • three people 40-49;
  • a person 50-59; and
  • two people 80-89.

Three cases are under investigation and eight cases are contacts of a case.

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

  • three people 19 and under;
  • four people 20-29; and
  • three people 60-69.

Four cases are under investigation and six cases are contacts of a case.

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

  • two people 19 and under;
  • a person 20-29; and
  • a person 70-79.

Two cases are under investigation and two cases are contacts of a case.

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

  • two people 19 and under;
  • two people 40-49; and
  • a person 80-89.

One case is under investigation and three cases are contacts of a case.

The one new case in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) is a person 19 and under. This case is a contact of a case.

The one new case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is a person 20-29. This case is under investigation.

The one new case in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) is a person 30-39. This case is under investigation.

Additional information is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

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 to get an appointment.

A map of potential public exposures can also be found on the COVID-19 dashboard.

30-10-21

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