One new case of COVID-19 in New Brunswick as vaccination rates continue rapid rise

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FREDERICTON — COVID-19 vaccine rates are continuing to rise quickly in New Brunswick, with more than 76,000 doses administered over the past week.

In the last seven days, more than 84,000 eligible New Brunswickers have booked appointments for their first or second dose of a vaccine.

Currently, 27.4 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated, and 77.2 per cent have received their first dose.

Provincial health officials are reporting one new case of COVID-19 in New Brunswick today, bringing the number of active infections to 33.

The travel-related case involves a person in their 40s in the Bathurst region.

Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 26, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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