New Brunswick reports COVID-related death, 1 new case

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New Brunswick public health says a resident of Manoir Belle Vue in Edmundston has died from complications including COVID-19.
New Brunswick public health says a resident of Manoir Belle Vue in Edmundston has died from complications including COVID-19.

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New Brunswick is reporting its 23rd COVID-related death and one new case of the coronavirus on Monday.

Public health said an Edmundston resident in their 80s died from complications including the illness. The person lived at Manoir Belle Vue, a special care home experiencing a large outbreak of COVID-19.

The death is the fourth at the facility. There have been 77 confirmed COVID-19 cases there.

The province also announced one new case of COVID-19 in the Edmundston and Grand Falls region (Zone 4). The case is a person in their 50s.

With 10 additional recoveries reported Monday, the total active caseload is down to 140. Most cases remain concentrated in health zone 4, which covers the northwest area. That region has 113 active cases as it grapples with outbreaks inside adult residential facilities.

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Six patients remain hospitalized with COVID-19 in New Brunswick, including two in intensive care.

The province has recorded 1,401 total cases since the start of the pandemic, and 1,237 recoveries.

Public health has conducted 218,347 tests, including 786 on Sunday.

Vaccine deliveries to increase

New Brunswick is expected to receive a boost in shipments of the Pfizer vaccine as the federal government ramps up distribution.

The province will receive 1,560 more doses than expected between Feb. 22-18. Under the revised federal projection, it will see weekly shipments of 9,360 doses starting next week.

New Brunswick can expect 64,000 total Pfizer doses between now and the start of April. Those numbers are based on deliveries of six doses per vial.

The update comes after the news that some doses of the Moderna shot will be diverted to Northern Canada. Now, the revised federal schedule projects 2,400 doses of the Moderna shot will arrive in New Brunswick next week.

Provinces across Canada are seeing shots diverted to the territories.

New Brunswick public health said it will update vaccine rollout numbers on its dashboard on Tuesday. As of the latest update, 5,347 people in the province have been fully vaccinated.

What to do if you have a symptom

People concerned they might have COVID-19 symptoms can take a self-assessment test online.

Public Health says symptoms shown by people with COVID-19 have included:

  • A fever above 38 C.

  • A new cough or worsening chronic cough.

  • Sore throat.

  • Runny nose.

  • Headache.

  • New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell.

  • Difficulty breathing.

In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with one of those symptoms should:

  • Stay at home.

  • Call Tele-Care 811 or their doctor.

  • Describe symptoms and travel history.

  • Follow instructions.