- The overall number of active cases now stands at 593 after the addition of the new cases and the 81 recoveries.
- People who develop symptoms and have not been fully immunised at least 14 days before a suspected exposure should receive a COVID lab test.
On Saturday, the New Brunswick Department of Health reported 67 new cases of COVID-19.
With the addition of the new cases and the 81 recoveries, the total number of active cases now stands at 593.
The following is a list of the new cases:
There are 23 cases in Zone 1 of the Moncton region.
Eleven of the instances are contacts of previously known cases, while the remaining 12 are being investigated.
8 occurrences in Zone 2 of the Saint John area.
Three cases are contacts of previously known cases, while the other five are still being investigated.
19 instances in Zone 3 of the Fredericton region
Five of the instances are contacts of previously known cases, while the other 14 are still being investigated.
2 cases in Zone 4, Edmundston region
Both situations are being looked into.
3 cases within Zone 6 (Bathurst region).
Two of the cases are under investigation, and one is a contact of a previously known case.
12 cases in Zone 7, Miramichi area.
Six cases are contacts of previously known cases, while the other six are still being investigated.
30 admissions to the hospital
COVID-19 has sent 30 people to the hospital, with 17 of them in critical condition.
Since the start of the pandemic, 7,579 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the province. There have been 6,863 recoveries and 122 deaths as a result of the disaster.
On Friday, the province administered 1,694 COVID-19 tests.
Notices of Public Exposure
Please check the province government’s website for a complete list of new and previous public exposure notices.
People who develop symptoms and have not been fully immunised at least 14 days before a suspected exposure should receive a COVID lab test. They can make an appointment online or by calling Tele-Care 811, but they must remain isolated while waiting for the results of their tests.
People who have not been fully vaccinated and have no symptoms are now being advised to get a COVID-19 At-Home Rapid Point of Care Test (Rapid POCT) test kit. However, they are not required to isolate unless Public Health has asked them to do so.
A laboratory polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, the test must be used to confirm all positive point-of-care test results.
After being exposed to COVID-19, it can take up to 14 days for a person to test positive; therefore, even if the results are negative, people should continue to self-monitor for any symptoms and be tested right away, if any appear.
During those 14 days, they should avoid contacting vulnerable groups such as nursing homes, correctional facilities, and shelters.
Public Health suggests that those who have been completely vaccinated at least 14 days before a prospective exposure watch for symptoms for 14 days after the exposure and acquire a COVID lab test if symptoms emerge.
They are not required to segregate while awaiting the results of their tests.
They can get a fast test kit instead of isolating if they don’t have any symptoms.
Source: CBC News
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