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New Brunswick covid cases are 70 forcing them to enforce new guidelines

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  • After reporting 70 new cases the province of New Brunswick is tightening up its circuit breaker restrictions.
  • To combat the escalating incidence of COVID-19, circuit breakers have been installed in various province sections. 

After reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the province of New Brunswick is tightening up rules of Covid-19 restrictions.

According to the province, 45 of the instances involve people who have not been vaccinated. An additional 25 involve patients who have received all of their vaccinations.

Currently, there are 18 persons in the hospital, 14 of whom are unvaccinated, one of whom is partially vaccinated, and 3 of whom are fully vaccinated. Nine persons are unvaccinated, one is slightly vaccinated, and one is completely vaccinated in intensive care.

There are now 580 active COVID-19 cases and out of which 38 recovered.

As per the province, 86.3 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have taken their first dose of COVID-19 vaccination, and 93 per cent have received their second dosage.

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Circuit breakers

To combat the escalating incidence of COVID-19, circuit breakers have been installed in various province sections. 

Private gatherings with persons outside their own families are prohibited under these limits, as is travel to and from circuit breaker restrictions. You can view a full list of rules here.

In Zone 1, restrictions will be in place for additional seven days in Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe. In addition, circuit breakers will be raised in other parts of the health zone at 6 p.m. on Friday.

The chief medical officer of health, Dr Jennifer Russell, stated during a news conference on Wednesday that she believes people in the Moncton area are not following the circuit breaker guidelines because of the ongoing COVID-19 activity.

In addition, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, practically the whole Miramichi region will implement circuit breaker procedures for at least the next 14 days. 

Therefore, except for the Black River Bridge and regions to the east, Murray Settlement and areas to the south, and New Jersey and areas to the north, the limits will apply to the majority of that health zone.

Circuit breaker measures are set to stop at 6 p.m. Friday in Zone 2, in the Saint John region. Russell said 22 of the fresh cases were in that health zone, and the province is “watching the situation” in a statement released Thursday.

“However, many of today’s positive instances are from patients who had previously received positive fast test results and were already self-isolating while waiting for confirmation of a PCR test,” she explained. “At this moment, Public Health feels safe removing the circuit breaker in the zone because those individuals were isolating.”

According to the announcement, the province is stepping up enforcement to “guarantee that individuals who are supposed to be isolating are doing so, and that household gatherings do not occur.”

According to the statement, residents are urged to report violations of the regulations by calling 1-844-462-8387 or emailing helpaide@gnb.ca.

New Brunswick has launched the COVID-19 enforcement line.

New cases

The 21 new cases in Moncton’s Zone 1.

Eighteen instances are being investigated, and three are contacts of cases that have already been confirmed.

The 22 new cases in Saint John’s Zone 2.

Sixteen cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, while the other six are still being investigated.

The nine new cases in Fredericton’s Zone 3

Five cases are being investigated, and four are contacts of cases that have already been confirmed.

A person aged 20 to 29 is the only new case in Zone 4 (Edmundston region). The situation is still being investigated.

A person in their 70s or 80s is the only new instance in Zone 6 (Bathurst region). The case is a follow-up on a previously verified case.

Zone 7 (Miramichi region) has 16 new cases.

Source: Global News

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