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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

N.B. has 126 new cases, bringing the total active cases to over 1,000

The number of active cases of NB has surpassed 1,000

Key takeaways:

  • There were 126 new COVID-19 cases reported in N.B. with 92 recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 1,003.
  • COVID-19 is currently in Level 1 of the province’s three-tiered winter action plan to combat its spread.

On Saturday, New Brunswick reported 126 new COVID-19 cases and 92 recoveries, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 1,003.

According to the province, a person in their 60s died due to COVID-19 in Zone 3, the Fredericton region. According to the province, a person in their 30s with COVID-19 also died, but for “non-COVID-19 related reasons.”

The number of individuals admitted to hospitals in the province is decreasing. There were 32 people in hospital as of Saturday, 11 of whom were in intensive care.

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“Seven of the 32 people admitted for other reasons contracted COVID-19 as a result of outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John, and Miramichi,” according to the release. “The majority of these people have mild to moderate symptoms.”

Eighteen of the patients in the hospital are over the age of 60, and five are on a ventilator. Nobody under the age of 19 is admitted to the hospital.

“The rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to have the greatest impact on unvaccinated people,” according to the press release.

People who are 50 years old or older or in an eligible group can now schedule a COVID-19 booster shot online or at a participating pharmacy.

According to the province, 82.3 percent of eligible New Brunswickers have received their full COVID-19 vaccination, and 88.3 percent have received their first dose. A booster dose was also given to 8.7% of the participants.

COVID-19 is currently in Level 1 of the province’s three-tiered winter action plan to combat its spread. Informal indoor gatherings in homes are limited to a maximum of 20 people, and informal outdoor gatherings are limited to 50 people under the first level of the action plan.

Masks are also required in outdoor public spaces where physical separation is impossible to maintain and physical separation in public spaces where proof of vaccination is not required, such as malls, grocery stores, retail stores, salons, and spas.

The Government of New Brunswick’s website has a complete list of the action plan levels and what they entail.

The number of active Covid-19 cases has surpassed 1,000
The number of active Covid-19 cases has surpassed 1,000. Image from Yahoo News

Breakdown of the situation

Zone 1 has 37 new cases (Moncton region).

Thirty-two cases are being investigated, with five of them being contacts of cases that have already been confirmed.

Zone 2 has 20 new cases (Saint John region).

A total of fifteen cases are being investigated, with five of them being contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Zone 3 has 38 new cases (Fredericton region).

Twenty-seven cases are currently being investigated, 11 of them being contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Zone 4 has 11 new cases (Edmundston region).

Ten cases are currently being investigated, one of them being a contact of a previously confirmed case.

Zone 6 has four new cases (Bathurst region).

Three cases are currently being investigated, with one of them being a contact of a previously confirmed case.

Zone 7 has 16 new cases (Miramichi region).

Nine of the cases are previously confirmed cases, while the other seven are still being investigated.

Source: CTV News

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