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Twelve new cases / New Brunswickers encouraged to book appointment for first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health encourages anyone aged 12 or older who has not yet received their first dose of a vaccine to book an appointment online through Vitalité or Horizon Health Network clinics or by contacting a participating pharmacy.

Clinics operated by the regional health authorities are currently showing availability on Tuesday, June 1, in Woodstock, St. Stephen, Sussex, Oromocto and Moncton. Availabilities are showing on Wednesday, June 2, in Edmundston, Moncton, Tracadie and Campbellton and on Thursday, June 3, in Saint-Quentin, Sussex, Caraquet, Bathurst, Grand Manan and Moncton.

As of today, 62.6 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Twelve new cases

Public Health reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 today.

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

  • an individual 30-39;
  • three people 50-59; and
  • an individual 60-69.

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

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

  • two people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29; and
  • an individual 70-79.

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

The two cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:

  • an individual 20-29; and
  • an individual 50-59.

Both cases are under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,212 Since yesterday, nine people have recovered for a total of 2,022 recoveries. There have been 43 deaths, and the number of active cases is 146. Seven patients are hospitalized in total. Six patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including two in an intensive care unit. One patient is hospitalized out of province in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 655 tests were conducted for a total of 334,367.

Exposure notifications

Public Health follows a standard process when addressing instances where the public may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. In cases where record-keeping can identify anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus in a given location, Public Health issues an announcement to alert those who could have been affected and provides instructions.

Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the virus at the following location and date in Zone 1 (Moncton region):

  • DJ Marine, 3107 Route 117, Pointe-Sapin, on Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday, May 26, Thursday, May 27 and Friday, May 28.

Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the virus at the following locations and dates in Zone 3 (Fredericton region):

  • Terry LeClair Auto Body Towing, 4818 Route 105, Nackawic, Thursday, May 13 to Friday, May 28.
  • Kent Building Supplies, 809 Bishop Dr., Fredericton, on Sunday, May 23 between noon and 5 p.m.
  • Lincoln Big Stop, 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis on Wednesday, May 26, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Irving, 1769 Lincoln Rd., Fredericton, on Wednesday, May 26, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Sobeys, 375 Miramichi Rd., Oromocto, on Friday, May 28, between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Canadian Tire, 345 Miramichi Rd., Oromocto, on Friday, May 28, between 10 a.m. and noon.

Public Health is now offering COVID-19 testing for all New Brunswickers who have been in a public exposure area, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. Residents may request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment at the nearest screening centre.

People experiencing one or more symptoms are also encouraged to get tested.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.

31 May 2021

Les McLaughlin

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