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New Brunswick reported 118 new cases of COVID-19 and one death in Sunday’s update.
A person aged 80 to 89 has died in the Saint John area, the province said in a press release. This is the 133rd death in the province linked to COVID-19.

New Brunswick has a total of 752 active cases.

New restrictions are in place as part of the province’s winter action plan.

Level 1 measurements began at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.

They include masking outdoors when physical distance cannot be maintained and physical distance in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccination. There are also limits on the number of people who can attend indoor and outdoor gatherings.

Shopping malls and businesses, including grocery stores, salons and spas, are also now required to enforce physical distancing. As an alternative, they can ask for proof of vaccination, the province said on Friday.

CBC News asked for clarification on whether grocery stores, which are generally considered essential services, would be allowed to impose a proof of vaccination policy. But the province did not respond.

There have been 87 recoveries since the last Public Health update.

Forty-six people are hospitalized, including 16 in intensive care.

Twenty-two people currently hospitalized are over 60 and one is under 19. Nine people are also on a ventilator.

“Fourteen of the 46 people hospitalized were initially admitted for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 from outbreaks in hospitals in Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi,” Public Health said Sunday.

“Most of those infected now have mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. “

As of Friday, 55 New Brunswick travelers returning from one of the 10 countries affected by restrictions due to the omicron variant are in isolation to reduce the possible spread of the virus.

The province did not update that number over the weekend and did not name the countries involved.

Distribution of new cases

The new cases were reported in all seven regions of the province, with the highest number reported in the Fredericton area.

The distribution of new cases includes:

Moncton area, zone 1 – 23 cases:

  • 10 people aged 19 and under.
  • Six people 30-39.
  • Two people 40-49.
  • Two people 50-59.
  • Three people 60-69.

Sixteen are under investigation and seven are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Saint John area, zone 2 – 18 cases:

  • Five people 19 years of age and under.
  • Two people 20-29.
  • Two people 30-39.
  • One person 40-49.
  • Two people 50-59.
  • Four people 60-69.
  • Two people 70-79.

Eight are under investigation and 10 are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Fredericton area, zone 3 – 53 cases:

  • 24 people 19 years old and under.
  • Four people 20-29.
  • Four people 30-39.
  • five people 40-49.
  • Nine people 50-59.
  • Five people 60-69.
  • Two people 70-79.

Forty-five are under investigation and eight are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Edmundston region, Zone 4 – four cases:

  • A person 19 years of age and under.
  • One person 30-39.
  • One person 40-49.
  • One person 60-69.

One case is under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Campbellton area, zone 5 – four cases:

  • Three people 19 and under.
  • One person 60-69.

One case is under investigation and three are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Bathurst region, zone 6 – one case:

They are the contact of a previously confirmed case.

Miramichi region, zone 7 – 14 cases:

  • Five people 19 years of age and under.
  • One person 20-29.
  • Three people 40-49.
  • Two people 50-59.
  • Two people 60-69.
  • One person 70-79.
  • One person 80-89.

Six are under investigation and nine are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

New Brunswick has recorded 8,798 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic and 7,912 recoveries.

A total of 567,192 tests have been carried out so far, including 862 on Saturday.

As of Sunday, 82% of eligible New Brunswickers were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, up from 81.9%, and 87.3% had received their first dose, up from 87.1%.

The province will expand the availability of booster doses next week to include people in their 50s, Dr Jennifer Russell said in a COVID-19 update on Friday.

Over the next few weeks, eligibility will be extended to people in their 40s, followed by other New Brunswickers, she said.

Cases reported in 3 schools

Cases were reported at three elementary schools in Fredericton on Saturday evening, the English-speaking West School District said in letters to parents.

They include Gibson-Neill Memorial, Priestman Street and Park Street Elementary, the school district said.

“Anyone identified as a close contact will receive a letter from public health with specific instructions on what to do next. Your school principal will send this letter along with instructions for taking quick tests, ”the school district wrote.

Students will study remotely at the Gibson-Neill Memorial and Priestman Street until Tuesday, the school district said. Children tested quickly will also be able to be picked up on these days for families in need, whether or not a family member has been identified as close contact.

Students will still be able to return to class on Monday at Park Street Elementary, they said.

Notice of public exhibition

The province listed several display notices on Saturday in the Moncton and Fredericton areas.

They understand:

Moncton area, zone 1

  • November 30 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Pharmaprix pharmacy (45, boul. Vaughn Harvey, Moncton)

Fredericton area, zone 3

  • November 30 between 6.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Family worship center (123, rue Main, Plaster Rock)
  • November 28 between 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Picaroons round (912 Union Street, Fredericton)
  • November 27 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Regent Shopping Center Food Court (1381, rue Regent, Fredericton)
  • November 27 between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – Santa Claus Parade (Downtown Fredericton)
  • November 27 between 4 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. – Lunar thief (625, rue King, Fredericton)

For the full list of public display notices, visit the provincial government website.

People who have not been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before a possible exposure and who have symptoms should undergo a COVID lab test. They can make an appointment online or call Tele-Care 811 and must self-isolate while awaiting the result of their test.

People who are not fully vaccinated and are not showing symptoms are now encouraged to purchase a COVID-19 Rapid Point of Care Test (Rapid POCT) home screening kit. They don’t need to self-isolate if they haven’t been instructed by public health to do so.

All positive point-of-care test results should be confirmed by a laboratory polymerase chain reaction or PCR test.

It can take up to 14 days to test positive after being exposed to COVID-19, so even if the results are negative, people should continue to monitor themselves for any symptoms and get tested immediately. it develops.

They should also avoid visiting settings where vulnerable populations live, such as nursing homes, correctional facilities and shelters during this 14-day period.

For people who have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days before a possible exposure, Public Health recommends monitoring symptoms for 14 days after possible exposure and taking a COVID lab test if symptoms develop.

They don’t need to isolate themselves while waiting for their test results.

If they don’t have symptoms, they can get a quick test kit and don’t need to self-isolate.

What to do if you have a symptom

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

Public health said symptoms of the disease included fever above 38 ° C, new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, new onset of fatigue and severe pain. breathing difficulties.

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

People with any of these symptoms should stay home, call 811 or their doctor, and follow directions.

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