Twelve new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Public Health reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

There are five cases in Zone 1 (Moncton area), five in Zone 3 (Fredericton area), and two in Zone 6 (Bathurst area).

There are 2,212 confirmed cases in New Brunswick. As of Sunday, nine people have recovered, for a total of 2,022 recoveries so far. There have been 43 deaths, and there are 146 active cases. A total of seven people are hospitalized. Six patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, and two of them are in the intensive care unit. A patient is hospitalized out of the province and is in the intensive care unit.

As of today, 62.2% of New Brunswick’s population aged 12 and over has received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Public Health encourages all people aged 12 and over who have not yet received their first dose of a vaccine to make an appointment by registering online to participate in a Vitalité Health Network clinic or Horizon Health Network, or by contacting a participating pharmacy.

There are currently appointments available at the Regional Health Authority Immunization Clinics on Tuesday June 1 in Woodstock, St. Stephen, Sussex, Oromocto and Moncton. Meetings are also available on Wednesday June 2 in Edmundston, Moncton, Tracadie and Campbellton; as well as Thursday, June 3, in Saint-Quentin, Sussex, Caraquet, Bathurst, Grand Manan and Moncton.

Since Health Canada extended the expiration date of tens of thousands of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that were due to expire across the country on May 31 on Saturday by one month, New Brunswick has decided to use its doses until July 1. . Of the 61,500 doses of AstraZeneca received by New Brunswick, 43,362 were administered in the first dose and 651 in the second dose.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic

Neighboring Nova Scotia was reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, all in the Halifax area, where community transmission of the coronavirus is, however, considered to be limited.

The province had 448 known active infections, with 40 people hospitalized, including 16 in intensive care. As of Sunday, 583,873 doses of the vaccine had been administered in Nova Scotia so far and 43,463 people had received their second dose.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, two new confirmed cases were reported Monday: a woman in her 50s from the central health region, who is a contact of a known case, and another 50, in the western region. , a case related to international travel. The province has 101 known active cases of infection and two people were hospitalized on Monday.

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