New Brunswick reports one new case of COVID-19, active cases at 33

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New Brunswick announced one new case of COVID-19 on Monday.

The case in the Fredericton region (Zone 3) is a person between the ages of 50 to 59, a provincial release says.

The person is self-isolating and is a close contact with another previously reported case.

There are now 33 active cases in the province, with cases in every health zone:

  • Moncton region (10)

  • Fredericton area (9)

  • Edmunston region (6)

  • Saint John (3)

  • Bathurst (2)

  • Miramichi (2)

  • Campbellton (1)

There have been eight deaths in the province from COVID-19 and three people are currently in hospital, including two people in intensive care.

New Brunswick has had a total of 593 COVID-19 cases and 551 of those have recovered.

Non-essential travel a high risk

New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said in a statement Monday that people need to self-isolate correctly and make sure they stay isolated for the entire 14-day period.

"Non-essential travel is very risky right now," she said.

"We are seeing more travel-related cases and transmission to household members when self-isolation measures are not strictly adhered to."

Vaccinations in Moncton underway

A vaccine clinic at Moncton's Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre has so far administered 1,034 of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to frontline health-care workers.

The vaccinations happened on Dec. 23, 24 and 27.