- As the province prepares to implement the winter action plan released on Friday, it has reported 77 new cases of COVID-19.
- Those above the age of 65 who received their second immunization dosage six months ago can now receive booster doses.
On Saturday, New Brunswick reported 77 new instances of COVID-19 as the province prepares to implement the winter action plan unveiled on Friday to combat the virus’s spread.
Masking outside when physical distance cannot be maintained, and physical distancing in interior public venues that do not require confirmation of vaccination are among the new plan’s Level 1 measures.
Indoor gatherings are limited to 20 individuals.
Retail establishments, such as malls, salons, and spas, must either enforce physical separation or ask for confirmation of immunization if they choose not to.
Also read: Loblaw Financial prevails in a Supreme Court case involving tax treatment
The new regulations will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. If the number of instances and hospitalizations continues to climb, more limitations may be imposed.
Since Public Health’s last update, 66 cases have been recovered, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 722.
The virus has hospitalized 59 persons, including 27 over the age of 60 and one under 19. Sixteen of those admitted to the hospital are in intensive care, and ten are on a ventilator.
“Eighteen of the 51 patients hospitalized were admitted (for hospitalization) for other reasons and caught COVID-19 as a result of outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John, and Miramichi,” Public Health said in a statement released Saturday.
“Most of those who have been contaminated are currently experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.”
As of Friday, fifty-five New Brunswick visitors returning from one of the ten countries where the omicron variant has imposed restrictions are being held in isolation to prevent the virus from spreading.
New cases are broken down.
New cases have been registered in each of the province’s seven regions.
The following is a list of the new cases:
Zone 1 in the Moncton region has 12 cases.
Eight people are being investigated, and four are linked to previously verified cases.
Zone 2 in Saint John has 22 cases.
9 are under examination, and 13 are the contacts of previously confirmed cases.
22 instances in the Fredericton region, Zone 3.
17 are under examination, and five are the contacts of previously confirmed cases.
There is 1 case in the Edmundston region, Zone 4.
This case is still being investigated.
5 cases in the Campbellton region, Zone 5.
2 are under examination, and three are the contacts of previously confirmed cases.
1 case in the Bathurst region, Zone 6.
They are the contact for a case that has already been confirmed.
14 cases in the Miramichi region, Zone 7.
4 are under observation, and 10 are the contacts of previously confirmed cases.
There have been 8,680 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick throughout the pandemic, with 7,825 recoveries.
566,330 tests have been performed to date, with 1,364 being performed on Friday.
81.9 percent of eligible New Brunswickers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Saturday’s report, which was fixed from the previous update, and 87.1 percent had received their first dose, which was also constant.
According to Dr. Jennifer Russell, who spoke at a COVID-19 update on Friday, the province will expand the availability of booster doses next week to cover persons in their 50s.
Those above the age of 65 who received their second immunization dosage six months ago can now receive booster doses.
According to Russell, people in their 40s will be eligible in the coming weeks, with the rest of New Brunswickers following suit.
Source: CBC News
Get Canada and New Brunswick News’s top News, Market news, and other worldwide news only on New Brunswick Tribune.