New Brunswick Tribune

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

N.B. COVID-19: 34 fresh cases, First Nations experience a rise in numbers

Key takeaways:

  • 43 people have healed from the disease, bringing the overall number of active cases in the province to 516, as per Public Health.
  • The new 34 COVID-19 cases were reported in five health regions, with the Fredericton region reporting the most.

On Tuesday, 34 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in New Brunswick.

According to Public Health, 43 persons have recovered from the sickness, increasing the total number of active cases in the province to 516.

There are 22 persons in the hospital; 14 of them are in intensive care.

In the hospital, there are no kids under the age of 19.

The province did not specify how many of the cases in the hospital were unvaccinated or had received vaccinations.

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According to Public Health, 86.8% of New Brunswickers over the age of 12 are entirely vaccinated, up from 86.7 per cent in the previous update, and 93.2 per cent have had their first dose, up from 93.1 per cent during the last edition.

Since the start of the epidemic, 539,778 COVID-19 tests have been performed.

New cases are broken down.

The new 34 COVID-19 cases were reported in five health regions, with the Fredericton region reporting the most.

Welamukotuk (Oromocto First Nation), Kingsclear First Nation, Esgenoôpetitj First Nation (Burnt Church), and also St. Mary’s First Nation have all declared new cases (Sitansisk).

In the Moncton area, a case was verified at a YMCA Afterschool and YMCA Childcare, and that in the Fredericton area, a lawsuit was confirmed at Reaching for Rainbows Daycare and JD Tae Kwon Do.

The province stated, “Affected relatives have been notified.” “You have not been designated as a close contact if you are not notified directly.”

According to local data, children under the age of ten now account for the third-highest number of cases in New Brunswick.

Those in their twenties have the highest number, followed by those aged 10 to 19.

34 fresh cases, First Nations experience a rise in numbers

The following is a breakdown of the new cases:

Zone 1 in the Moncton region has ten cases.

Seven people are being investigated, with three of them being the contacts of previously identified cases.

There are six cases in the Saint John region, Zone 2.

Two of the cases are previously confirmed cases, while the other four are still being investigated.

Zone 3, Fredericton, 12 cases

Nine people are being investigated, with three of them being the contacts of previously confirmed cases.

One case in the Bathurst region, Zone 6.

The case is a follow-up on a previously verified case.

Zone 7, Miramichi region, five cases

Two cases are being investigated, and three are the contacts of patients that have already been confirmed.

Source: CBC News

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