New Brunswick reports one new case of COVID-19, active cases rise to eight

New Brunswick is reporting one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, as the active number of cases in the province rises to eight.

The new case involves a person in their 60s in the Fredericton region (Zone 3), and is related to travel.

New Brunswick has had 2,347 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

In total, 2,292 people have recovered, and 46 people have died in the province from COVID-19.

There is currently no one hospitalized in New Brunswick due to COVID-19.

On Wednesday, 251 tests were conducted in the province. A total of 375,743 tests have been conducted since the beginning of the pandemic.

The number of cases is broken down by New Brunswick’s seven health zones:

  • Zone 1 – Moncton region: 490 confirmed cases (six active cases)
  • Zone 2 – Saint John region: 298 confirmed cases (no active cases)
  • Zone 3 – Fredericton region: 448 confirmed cases (two active cases)
  • Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 754 confirmed cases (no active cases)
  • Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 185 confirmed cases (no active cases)
  • Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 133 confirmed cases (no active cases)
  • Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 39 confirmed cases (no active cases)

MOBILE CLINICS FILL SOME GAPS

New Brunswick public health is finishing up three weeks of mobile clinics, with more planned for the rest of the month.

So far, 2,462 people have been immunized at one of the clinics (not including Thursday’s clinics), which have been in a variety of communities across the province.

On July 21, there were two mobile clinics. One in the Village of Gagetown which saw 42 people come out – nine were seeking their first dose.

And in St-Anne-de-Madawaska, 30 people were immunized – 14 were first doses.

The president of the N.B. Pharmacists’ Association says there’s more work to do.

“We see the experience overseas where we see some countries experiencing fourth waves of COVID and we’re worried about that happening here once our restrictions are more relaxed,” said Jake Reid. “We still need to get more people their first and their second dose.

THOUSANDS OF VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

In a release issued Tuesday, New Brunswick health officials say there are thousands of first and second dose Pfizer and Moderna appointments available at regional health authority clinics and participating pharmacies.

Vaccination clinics are taking place every day this week with appointments available in each region. New Brunswickers who have yet to be immunized with two doses of vaccine are encouraged to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

New Brunswick's COVID-19 online dashboard provides an update on the amount of vaccines that have been administered to date.

As of Wednesday, 989,429 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Brunswick. The province says 81 per cent of the eligible population has received at least one dose, with 61.7 per cent now fully vaccinated.

The province’s next stage target date in its reopening plan is August 2, as long as at least 75 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received two doses.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second dose appointments if at least 28 days have passed since their first dose.

To receive their second dose, New Brunswickers are asked to bring a signed consent form, their Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving their first dose.

Appointments for people who have not yet received their first dose continue to be available to all New Brunswickers aged 12 and older at regional health authority clinics and through participating pharmacies.

Public Health is also reminding New Brunswickers to keep a copy of their Record of Immunization form as their official proof of vaccination.

YELLOW LEVEL REMINDER

All of New Brunswick remains under the Yellow level of recovery under the province’s order.