95 new COVID-19 cases and 44 recoveries reported in N.B. Thursday

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Public Health reported 95 new cases of COVID-19 and 44 recoveries on Thursday.

Officials say 45 of the new cases are under investigation, 49 are close contacts of previous cases and one is travel related.

There are 743 active cases in the province, with 54 people in hospital, including 18 who are in ICU.

As of Thursday, 93.5 per cent of New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 87.7 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Government says more than 8,300 appointments were booked for children aged 5 to 11 to receive their first dose of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine.

To meet the demand for pediatric vaccination appointments, additional clinics have been added in Zone 1 (Moncton Region) and Zone 3 (Fredericton Region) and will be added to other areas if warranted.

More than 130 pharmacies will also take part in dispensing doses of the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, and will begin receiving shipments next week.

Information on booking appointments at these locations will be available soon.

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