NB COVID-19 summary: 11 new cases, Prince Edward Island suspends AstraZeneca deployment

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Immunization committee to recommend provinces to suspend use of AstraZeneca in children under 55: sources


Public Health is reporting 11 new cases in New Brunswick on Monday, according to its COVID-19 dashboard.
Details of the cases have not yet been released.

There are currently 120 active cases in the province, including 98 in the Edmundston region, zone 4.

Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region, which includes Clair and Baker Brook, are subject to red phase restrictions imposed Thursday at 6 p.m. The rest of Zone 4, including Grand Falls, Kedgwick, Saint-Quentin and Saint-Léonard, remains in the yellow phase for now.

The red restrictions were imposed as a four-day “breaker” to allow contact tracing and mass rapid test clinic results to be reviewed.

The four-day deadline expires at 6 p.m. on Monday, when a decision to extend the red phase to the rest of the region, revert it to orange, or lift it completely must be made.

In an email Monday, Public Health spokesman Bruce Macfarlane confirmed that a total of 3,335 asymptomatic people were tested during the two-day period in Zone 4.

“The two-day test results yielded three laboratory-confirmed cases,” Macfarlane said.

Prince Edward Island ends AstraZeneca vaccination program

Prince Edward Island has suspended delivery of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.

The island announced Monday morning that it had stopped AstraZeneca vaccines for people between the ages of 18 and 29 who work directly with the public. It was administered by pharmacists, separately from provincial immunization clinics.

Vaccine appointments are on hold “pending further planned information” from Health Canada and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, email from PEI Department of Health

CBC News has contacted New Brunswick Public Health to find out if they are considering suspending the vaccine.

The province is set to receive 30,900 doses of the US AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine later this week, and the vaccine has already been used here, albeit in an older group, with first responders and teachers receiving the vaccine at clinics. who started. Last week.

According to the province’s COVID-19 dashboard, 90,182 doses of vaccines – including the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines – have already been administered in New Brunswick on Monday.

What to do if you have a symptom

People who are concerned about having symptoms of COVID-19 can take an online self-assessment test.

Public health says symptoms exhibited by people with COVID-19 include:

  • A fever above 38 C.
  • A new cough or a chronic cough that gets worse.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny nose.
  • Headache.
  • New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell.
  • Difficulty in breathing.

In children, symptoms also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with any of these symptoms should:

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