Nearly 40 per cent of N.B. residents fully vaccinated, officials say

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say almost 40 per cent of residents over 12 years old are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Officials reported today that 39.6 per cent of New Bruswickers have received two shots of a COVID vaccine, while more than 78 per cent have received their first dose.

The total number of COVID-related deaths in the province rose to 46 as officials confirmed one new death related to the disease involving a person over the age of 90.

Officials also reported one new case of the disease today.

The case involves an individual under 19 in the Fredericton region and is travel-related.

New Brunswick now has 21 active infections with four people in hospital due to the disease.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 4, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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