New Brunswick is lifting a circuit breaker in some areas; one death, 39 new cases Thursday – .

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New Brunswick is lifting a circuit breaker in some areas; one death, 39 new cases Thursday – .


HALIFAX –

New Brunswick health officials report the 120th COVID-19 death in the province on Thursday, along with 39 new COVID-19 cases and 32 recoveries, as the province’s total number of active cases ‘pupil at 464.

In a press release, the province confirmed that a person in their 60s in the Campbellton area (Zone 5) has died from COVID-19.

According to health officials, 22 of the 39 new cases as of Thursday, or 56%, are not vaccinated. One case, or 3%, is partially vaccinated and 16 cases, or 41%, are fully vaccinated.

The province says there are currently 18 people hospitalized in New Brunswick with COVID-19, including 12 in an intensive care unit. Of those currently hospitalized, 12 are not vaccinated and six are fully vaccinated.

Of the 12 people in the ICU, nine are unvaccinated and three are fully vaccinated.

CIRCUIT BREAKER LIFTED FOR CERTAIN ZONES

In Wednesday’s update, health officials confirmed that the province’s cutout measures will continue for an additional seven days across much of Zone 1 (Moncton area) and much of Zone 2 (Saint John area), as overall case activity remains high and positivity rates are above the provincial average.

“I know this is not the news that people in these areas were hoping to hear, but it is important to make sure that we are on the right track and that the situation stabilizes before easing restrictions,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shepard in a statement. “No matter where you live in the province, I ask you to continue to do everything in your power to ensure your safety, that of your loved ones and your communities, in particular by being vaccinated and by following the measures currently in force. square. “

In addition, due to the reduction in cases and hospitalizations, restrictions on circuit breakers in the northern part of Zone 3 (Fredericton region), Zone 4 (Edmundston region) and Zone 5 (region Campbellton) will be adjourned at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 21. 5.

“In almost every measure we are seeing improvement, which gives us the confidence to reduce restrictions in parts of the province,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “We are making progress through the choices New Brunswickers make to follow public health guidelines. “

More information on circuit breaker rules, including a detailed list and map of affected communities, is available online.

CUPE STRIKE AFFECTING PANDEMIC RESPONSE: PROVINCE

The province says CUPE’s ongoing strike is impacting some areas of the COVID-19 response.

“Some regional health authority vaccination clinics and COVID-19 screening in assessment centers have had to be canceled or rescheduled. Currently, regional health authority vaccination clinics only accept people with scheduled appointments and cannot accommodate walk-in appointments. People are urged to be patient with staff and to expect delays, ”the province said in a statement.

Other COVID-19 services that have been affected include the cancellation of the Horizon Health Network mobile rapid test kit collection sites and certain rapid test kit collection sites within Vitalité Health Network. A complete list of sites available for Vitalité Health Network is available online.

CANADA-US BORDER REOPENING ON NOV. 8

In Thursday’s update, the province confirmed that when the Canada-U.S. Land border reopens next Monday, all travelers will need to register with the province and will be subject to the requirements of federal and provincial guidelines.

All travelers, including those from Maine, must register their trip on the province’s website, including New Brunswickers returning to the province, even after a brief trip.

All travelers must also comply with federal vaccination and testing requirements. Details on travel, testing and borders are available online.

CASE DATA

New Brunswick has had 6,615 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

A total of 6,030 people have recovered and 119 people have died in the province from COVID-19.

Public health says a total of 528,799 COVID-19 tests have been processed since the start of the pandemic.

The number of cases is distributed according to the seven health zones of New Brunswick:

  • Zone 1 – Moncton area: 1,941 confirmed cases (172 active cases)
  • Zone 2 – Saint John area: 739 confirmed cases (126 active cases)
  • Zone 3 – Fredericton area: 1,316 confirmed cases (57 active cases)
  • Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 1,442 confirmed cases (31 active cases)
  • Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 678 confirmed cases (22 active cases)
  • Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 291 confirmed cases (3 active cases)
  • Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 208 confirmed cases (53 active cases)

Nine new cases were reported in the Moncton area (zone 1) involving:

  • four people aged 19 and under
  • a person in their thirties
  • two people in their forties
  • a person in their sixties
  • someone in their 80s

Six cases are under investigation, two cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and one is travel-related.

Eleven new cases were reported in the Saint John area (Zone 2) involving:

  • seven people aged 19 and under
  • two people in their twenties
  • two people in their fifties

Five cases are under investigation, five more are contacts of previously confirmed cases and one is related to travel.

Seven new cases were reported in the Fredericton area (Zone 3) involving:

  • three people aged 19 and under
  • a person in their twenties
  • two people in their thirties
  • a person in their sixties

Five cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and two more are under investigation.

Two new cases were reported in the Edmundston region (zone 4) involving a person 19 years of age and under and a person in their fifties. Both cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

A new case has been reported in the Campbellton area (Zone 5) involving a person in their 60s and is under investigation.

Nine new cases were reported in the Miramichi area (zone 7) involving:

  • two people aged 19 and under
  • two people in their twenties
  • two people in their forties
  • a person in their fifties
  • a person in their sixties
  • a person in their sixties

Five cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and four cases are under investigation.

UPDATING THE VACCINE

As of Thursday, 85.4% of New Brunswickers aged 12 and over were fully immunized and 92.8% had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

A total of 1,240,401 doses of vaccine were administered in New Brunswick.

All provincial government employees, long-term care facility staff, and staff and volunteers at licensed schools and early learning and child care facilities must be fully immunized by Friday, November 19.

All eligible New Brunswickers can make an appointment now for their second dose for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose.

CASES IN SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE

You can find information about cases in schools on the Healthy and Safe Schools website and the COVID-19 Dashboard.

POTENTIAL PUBLIC EXHIBITIONS

A full list of notifications of potential COVID-19 exposure in New Brunswick can be found on the province’s website.

Anyone showing symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been to the site of a possible public exhibition, is invited to request a test online or to call Tele-Care at 811 for an appointment.

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