NB reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, most of which occurred in the circuit breaker area-New Brunswick | Global News Network

2021-11-26 08:23:21 By : Ms. Helen Chen

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New Brunswick reported 40 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, of which more than two-thirds involved people in the province's circuit breaker area.

The circuit breaker area includes Moncton, Riverview, and Dieppe in most areas of District 1 (Moncton area) and District 7 (Miramitch area).

"I understand that people are tired and depressed, but we do need residents in these areas to follow public health measures and quarantine when they show two or more symptoms of COVID-19 so that we can control the situation," said Jennifer, Chief Medical Officer of Health. Dr. Russell said in a press release.

Read more: New Brunswick reports COVID-19 outbreak in two Aboriginal communities

The province stated that law enforcement has been stepped up, “to ensure that those who should be quarantined are doing this and that there will be no multi-family gatherings.”

Since Sunday, the province has also recovered 49 cases, bringing the number of active cases to 525.

There are currently 21 people in hospital, 14 of whom are in the ICU. No one aged 19 and under was hospitalized.

The St. Mary's First Nations in the Fredericton area declared an outbreak with 13 confirmed cases.

The province said in a press release: "After the positive cases were confirmed, members of the Provincial Rapid Epidemic Management Team were sent to assist the community."

At the same time, a case was confirmed at the Just Kids Day Care Center in District 7 (Miramichi area). Since September 7, 70 early learning and childcare centers have confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The latest data shows that 86.7% of eligible New Brunswick people have received the full vaccine, while 93.1% have received at least the first dose of the vaccine.

The province is providing booster injections for health care workers, school staff, residents of Indigenous communities, and people 65 years of age and older. If six months have passed since the second dose of vaccine, they can use the third dose of mRNA vaccine booster.

Fully vaccinated people who have received one or two doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, as well as those who want to travel abroad and use a mixed dose, are eligible to book the third dose of mRNA booster 28 days after the second dose.

The 21 new cases in District 1 (Moncton area) are as follows:

13 cases are under investigation and 8 cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The 7 new cases in District 2 (St. John's area) are as follows:

2 cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, 4 cases are under investigation, and 1 case is related to travel.

The 6 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton area) are as follows:

Five cases are under investigation, and one is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The 6 new cases in District 7 (Miramichi area) are as follows:

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

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