New Brunswick hits 60 per cent with one shot of vaccine, reports 10 new virus cases

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say just over 60 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Officials say more than 46,000 people have been at least partially immunized in the past week.

The province is also reporting 10 new cases of the virus today.

Five cases have been identified in the Moncton region, four in the Fredericton area and one in the Bathurst region.

The province has 143 known active infections with seven people hospitalized, including six in New Brunswick and one out of province.

Two patients are in intensive care, including one patient in the province and the patient hospitalized in another province.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 29, 2021.

The Canadian Press