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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

New Brunswick has the highest single-day COVID-19 case count

COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high in New Brunswick

Key takeaways:

  • New Brunswick had the highest single-day increase in COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began, with 265 new infections.
  • The province announced 174 recoveries on Friday, bringing the total number of active infections in the province to 1,653.

On Friday, New Brunswick reported 265 new COVID-19 infections, the province’s highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.

On Thursday, 257 new infections were reported, breaking the previous single-day case increase record.

There are also 265 new cases. The province announced 174 recoveries on Friday, bringing the total number of active infections in the province to 1,653.

According to public health officials, an individual in their 70s from the Saint John region has died as a result of the virus.

COVID-19 has been linked to 152 deaths in New Brunswick, according to the province’s COVID-19 online dashboard.

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The following are the new cases that were filed on Friday:

  • There are 85 in the Moncton area (Zone 1)
  • There are 97 in the Saint John area (Zone 2)
  • There are 39 in the Fredericton area (Zone 3)
  •  There are 23 in the Edmundston area (Zone 4)
  •  There are five in the Campbellton area (Zone 5)
  • There are five in the Bathurst area (Zone 6)
  • The Miramichi region has 11 of them (Zone 7)

In New Brunswick, there are 39 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, 15 of whom are in intensive care. There are 21 people over the age of 60 in the hospital, and 12 people are on a ventilator. There are no patients under the age of 19 in the hospital.

To date, 147 cases of the Omicron variant have been confirmed in New Brunswick, but none have been hospitalized.

On December 25, December 26, January 1, and January 2, New Brunswick will not issue a COVID-19 news release or update its dashboard.

On December 27 and January 3, information from those days will be made available.

New Brunswickers are also being reminded to follow public health advice over the holidays, particularly when it comes to gathering limits.

UPDATE ON VACCINES

According to health officials, 82.8 percent of eligible New Brunswickers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with 89.9% receiving their first dose and 17.8% receiving a booster dose.

A list of eligible candidates for a booster dose can be found on the internet.

COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high in New Brunswick
COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high in New Brunswick. Image from CTV

RESTRICTIONS AT LEVEL 2

All zones in New Brunswick will move to Level 2 of the COVID-19 Winter Plan, based on public health recommendations.

The change to Level 2 will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 27. 

The following restrictions will apply:

Household plus Steady 10 replaces the current household plus Steady 20.

Restaurant patrons must present proof of vaccination, and tables must be at least two meters apart.

Restaurants, retail stores, malls, businesses, gyms, salons and spas, and entertainment centers may continue operating at 50% capacity and two meters between patrons.

Venues cannot hold events with more than 150 people or 50% capacity, whichever is lower, for public gatherings.

Faith-based venues may operate at half-capacity and with physical separation. Although choirs are not allowed, one soloist may perform at least four meters away from the audience.

All travelers must register or have a multi-use travel pass, including New Brunswickers returning to the province. A rapid test kit will be provided to passengers arriving by air.

On day 10, unvaccinated people entering the province must be isolated and tested. International travelers must adhere to federal testing and isolation guidelines and be tested on days 5 and 10 of their trip.

When visiting New Brunswick, visitors must follow public health precautions such as wearing a mask, physically separating themselves, and staying within a Steady 10.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

On the province’s website, you can find a complete list of potential COVID-19 exposure notifications in New Brunswick.

The person who has symptoms of the virus or has been near a possible public exposure should schedule a test online or call Tele-Care at 811 to schedule an appointment.

Source: CTV News

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