Currently, 574 cases are active in the province.
New cases in schools, daycares and nursing homes
Yesterday, in zone 4 (Edmundston), a positive case was confirmed at Saint Mary’s Academy, and another was confirmed at École Saint-Jacques.
Also as of yesterday, the daycare centers Les p’tits trésors de Steph (Drummond), Garderie Au rêve des anges (Edmundston), and Valley View Kids Care (Grand-Sault) each identified a new positive case of the disease.
Today, a positive case of COVID-19 has been reported in each of the following daycares: Garderie Au Royaume En Chant “T” (Kedgwick), Daycare center education les petits pas (Saint-Quentin) and Daycare center educative les petits pas 2 (Saint-Quentin).
Yesterday, in zone 5 (Campbellton region), les Débrouillards daycares (Val-d’Amour), and Jessie’s little world (Eel River Crossing) each reported a new case.
In addition, 15 senior care homes have been affected by an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
The affected locations are: Harvest House (Monton), Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes (Bathurst), Manoir Brise de l’Oasis (Bathurst), Foyer Lilianne Ouellette (Campbellton), Sugarloaf Manor (Campbellton), Campbellton Nursing Home (Campbellton), Drew Nursing Home (Sackville), Tobique First Nation (Neqotkuk), Résidence Alouette (Dieppe), Villa Sormany (Robertville), Villa des Chutes (Grand-Sault), Macleod’s Too (Bath), Victoria Glen Manor ( Perth-Andover), River View Manor (Hartland) and Résidence Le Royal (Bathurst).
Third dose of vaccine
The provincial government is announcing that a third dose of mRNA vaccine will be offered to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a health problem or medical treatment.
“These immunocompromised people may have a reduced immune response to COVID-19 vaccines,” said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell. “An extra dose will give these people the opportunity to develop a better immune response, which may offer them better protection. “
The recommended interval for administration of a third dose of an mRNA vaccine for immunocompromised individuals is at least four weeks after their second dose has been given.
Currently, 78.4% of New Brunswick’s population are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.