New Brunswick

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

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

The Moncton vaccine clinic has so far vaccinated 1,034 frontline health-care workers

New Brunswickers age 65 or older can now book their vaccine appointment. There will be 19,000 spaces available at clinics organized by the two health networks over the next two weeks, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said Tuesday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

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.