New Brunswick Tribune

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

40 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in New Brunswick

Key sentence:

  • In New Brunswick, 40 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded on Monday.
  • According to the most recent data, 86.7 per cent of New Brunswickers who are eligible have received all of their immunizations.

On Monday, 40 new instances of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick, with more than two-thirds of them affecting people living in the province’s circuit breaker zones.

Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe are in Zone 1 (Moncton region), and the majority of Zone 7 is included in the circuit-breaker zones (Miramichi reigon).

“I understand that people are tired and frustrated, but we require residents of these places to follow the public health measures and also isolate when they have two or more COVID-19 symptoms so that we can get the situation back under control,” said Dr Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, in a statement.

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“Those who are supposed to be isolated are doing so,” the province said, adding that enforcement has been reinforced “to ensure that those who are supposed to be isolating are doing so and that gatherings of numerous houses are not taking place.”

Since Sunday, there have been 49 recoveries across the province, increasing the total number of current cases to 525.

There are now 21 persons in the hospital; 14 of them are in the intensive care unit. No one below the age of 19 is in the hospital.

N.B. reporting 40 new COVID-19 instances, majority in circuit breaker zones

With 13 confirmed cases, an epidemic has been declared at St. Mary’s First Nation in the Fredericton area.

“Members of the Provincial Rapid Outbreak Management Team were deployed to help the community upon confirmation of positive cases,” the government stated in a statement.

Meanwhile, a case has been confirmed at the Just Kids Daycare Centre in Zone 7 (Miramichi region). In addition, COVID-19 has been confirmed in 70 early learning and child-care centres since Sept. 7.

Rates of vaccination and booster shots

According to the most recent data, 86.7 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received all of their vaccines, with 93.1 per cent having received at least their first dose.

Booster shots are being provided by the province to healthcare workers, school staff, inhabitants of First Nations settlements, and persons aged 65 and up. If six months have passed since the second dosage, they are eligible for the third dose of an mRNA vaccine booster.

If 28 days have gone following their second dose, fully vaccinated people who had one or two AstraZeneca doses and people who plan to travel internationally and received mixed doses are entitled to book a third mRNA booster.

Source: CBC News

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