New Brunswick: 18 new COVID-19 cases (Aug 1 2021)

Public Health reported a total of 18 new cases of COVID-19 today. These cases stem over a two-day reporting period, Saturday and today.

The 17 cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

·         Two people under 19;

·         11 people 20-29;

·         Three people 30-39; and;

·         One person 40-49.

Nine cases are a contact of previously confirmed cases, six cases are under investigation and two are travel-related.

The one case in Zone 2 (Saint John region) is an individual 20-29. The case is travel-related.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,383. The number of active cases is 37. There have been 46 deaths. No one is currently hospitalized. Today’s cases and the vaccination update can be found on the COVID-19 dashboard. A complete update will be available on Tuesday, August 3.  

“With the number of new cases over the weekend, the importance of getting vaccinated is stronger than ever,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Getting vaccinated will not only reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 and of being seriously ill, it will also help to protect your family, friends and our health-care system. Should you have any COVID-19 symptomseven mild ones, please get tested.”

Vaccination clinics available 

As of today, 67.9 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 82.3 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Access to vaccines has never been easier in the province. If you have not yet had your first or second dose, you are encouraged to go to a mobile or walk-in clinic or to book an appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second dose appointments now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. To receive a second dose, bring a signed consent form, your Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving your first dose.

If you have an appointment for a vaccine but were able to get vaccinated sooner elsewhere, please be sure to contact your pharmacy or regional health authority clinic to cancel the appointment you no longer need. This will help ensure that someone else in your community can obtain their vaccination sooner.

Vaccination clinics are taking place tomorrow, Monday, August 2 at the following locations:

·         Saint John, Exhibition Park, Monday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pfizer-BioNTech

·         Moncton, Moncton Coliseum. Monday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Pfizer-BioNTech

·         Edmundston, St-Jacques Chevalier de Colomb, Monday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. – Pfizer-BioNTech

·         Bathurst, Bathurst Public Heath, Monday, Aug. 2, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pfizer-BioNTech

A mobile walk-in clinic will be held Monday, Aug. 2, at the Crowne Plaza at 659 Queen St. in Fredericton from noon to 5 p.m. The clinic will be for those who have not yet received their first or second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Pfizer will be available at this clinic.

Potential Public Exposures

Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposures is urged to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment. 

Source: Release

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