N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 1 new case, record number of vaccinations

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76,000 doses were given out in the past week, the highest seven-day rolling average since the pandemic began. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Reuters - image credit)
76,000 doses were given out in the past week, the highest seven-day rolling average since the pandemic began. (Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Reuters - image credit)

Public Health says a record number of New Brunswickers have received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the past week.

The department announced on Saturday that 76,000 doses were given out in the past week, the highest seven-day rolling average since the pandemic began.

So far, 77.2 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 27.4 per cent have received two doses.

All New Brunswickers over the age of 12 are eligible to receive both a first and second dose of vaccines.

A second dose can't be administered until 28 days after the first dose was given.

1 new case

Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday.

This brings the total active case number to 33.

Zone 6, Bathurst region, 1 case

  • One person between 40-49

The case is related to travel.

There have been 2,324 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic started, with 2,245 recoveries and 45 deaths.

Four people are in hospital in New Brunswick with COVID-19, with one in intensive care.

On Friday, 609 COVID-19 tests were performed, bringing the pandemic total to 360,410.

Latest public exposures

Public Health has identified a positive case of COVID-19 in a traveller who may have been infectious while on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight 404 – from Toronto to Montreal, departed at 8:30 a.m. on June 18.

  • Air Canada Flight 8902 – from Montreal to Moncton, departed at 12:45 p.m. on June 18.

Public Health is offering COVID-19 testing to anyone who has been in a public exposure area, even if they are not experiencing any symptoms. Residents may request a test online or call Tele-Care 811.

People experiencing one or more symptoms are also encouraged to get tested.

Previous public exposures

Public Health has identified numerous potential public exposures to the coronavirus in many communities across the province, so many that it has stopped listing them individually in its daily news release.

A detailed list of the potential exposures, including the locations and dates, is available on the government's COVID-19 website. It is updated regularly.

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:

  • Fever above 38 C.

  • 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.

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