New Brunswick Tribune

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

N.B. The health minister advises against making vacation plans just yet

Key takeaways:

  • On Thursday, New Brunswick reported 95 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths, and 78 recoveries.
  • 81.8 percent of eligible New Brunswick residents are fully vaccinated, with 87 percent receiving their first dose.

On Thursday, New Brunswick reported 95 new COVID-19 cases, two fatalities, and 78 recoveries.

In the province, there are currently 691 active cases.

Public health officials have approved the deaths of a person over the age of 90 in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and a person in their 70s in Zone 2. (Saint John region).

The virus has infected 59 people, putting them in hospitals. In a news release, the province stated that 26 of the 59 persons were admitted for various reasons before contracting COVID-19 due to outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John, and Miramichi.

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“Most of those infected are currently experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms,” according to the press statement.

There are 16 persons in intensive care among those admitted to the hospital. A total of twelve persons are on life support. It’s also worth noting that one person under 19 is currently in the hospital.

The rate of unvaccinated persons against those who are vaccinated is “more than 30 times greater,” according to Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s senior medical officer of health.

Meanwhile, 81.8 percent of eligible New Brunswick residents are fully vaccinated, with 87 percent receiving their first dose.

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard re-iterated the need for individuals to adhere to public health measures like physical separation, wearing masks, and being vaccinated.

She also advised reporters to postpone making holiday arrangements because the number of new cases is still high and community transmission is still present.

On Thursday, Shephard stated, “We don’t want to cancel Christmas.”

The health minister advises people not to make vacation arrangements just yet.

Cases are divided into categories.

The 27 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are the following.

Twenty-one cases are currently being investigated, five of which are contacts of previously confirmed cases, and one is related to travel.

The 17 new cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are the following.

Ten cases are being investigated, with seven of them being contacts of cases that have already been confirmed.

The following are the 30 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region).

Nineteen cases are being investigated, with 11 of them being contacts of cases that have already been confirmed.

The lone new instance in Zone 5 is a person aged 19 or younger (Campbellton region). This is a confirmed contact of a previously confirmed contact.

The 20 new cases in Zone 7 are listed below (Miramichi region).

Twelve of the cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, while the remaining eight are still being investigated.

Source: Global News

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