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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

On Sunday, NB announced 112 COVID-19 cases; 82.3 % of eligible residents were vaccinated

N.B. reports 112 COVID-19 cases on Sunday; 82.3 percent of vaccinated residents

Key takeaways:

  • As of Sunday, 82.3 % of eligible New Brunswickers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as per New Brunswick health officials.
  • According to health officials, 39 people are hospitalized in New Brunswick due to COVID-19, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

According to New Brunswick health officials, as of Sunday, 82.3 percent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with 88.4 percent receiving their first dose and 9% receiving a booster dose.

Additional booster clinics are being made available through community COVID-19 clinics run by regional health authorities and participating pharmacies.

Those who qualify for pediatric vaccinations or booster doses can make an appointment through the province’s online booking system or a participating pharmacy.

A complete list of eligible candidates for a booster dose can be found online.

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DIFFICULTIES IN FOLLOW-UP AND TESTING

Because of the recent increase in testing and positive cases, public health reports some delays in follow-up and testing.

“People whose lab test results are positive will continue to receive an initial contact from public health within 24 to 72 hours,” according to a public health release issued on Sunday.

On Sunday and Monday, additional resources will be added to the Fredericton assessment center to help reduce any testing backlogs.

All priority groups, including unvaccinated and vaccinated symptomatic individuals and individuals with a positive point of the care test result, are being scheduled for testing within 24 hours, according to health officials.

112 NEW CASES, WITH 96 RECOVERIES

On Sunday, New Brunswick reported 112 new cases of COVID-19, along with 96 recoveries, bringing the total number of active infections to 1,019.

According to health officials, 39 people are hospitalized in New Brunswick due to COVID-19, 14 of whom are in intensive care.

There are 22 people over the age of 60 in the hospital, and six are on a ventilator.

In New Brunswick, one person under 19 is currently hospitalized.

“Eight of the 39 people admitted for other reasons were infected with COVID-19 due to outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John, and Miramichi. The majority of these people have mild to moderate symptoms. “In a news release, public health was mentioned.

N.B. reports 112 COVID-19 cases on Sunday; 82.3 percent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated.
N.B. reports 112 COVID-19 cases on Sunday; 82.3 percent of vaccinated residents. Image from CTV News

SUNDAY’S CASE BREAKDOWN BY REGION

Zone 1 now has nineteen new cases (Moncton region)

Ten of the cases are previously confirmed cases, and the remaining nine are under investigation.

Zone 2 now has fifteen new cases (Saint John region)

Nine cases are being investigated, with six being contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Zone 3 has 56 new cases (Fredericton region)

Thirty-six cases are being investigated, with 20 contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Zone 4 has five new cases (Edmundston region)

3 of the cases are contacts of earlier confirmed cases, while the other two are under investigation.

Three new cases have been reported in Zone 5. (Campbellton region)

Two cases are being investigated, one of which is a contact from a previously confirmed case.

Zone 6 has four new cases (Bathurst region).

All four cases are being investigated.

Zone 7 has ten new cases (Miramichi region).

Six cases are being investigated, four of them being contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The COVID-19 dashboard contains additional information.

Source: CTV News

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