COVID-19: N.B. reports 53 new infections, number of active cases drops

The Canadian Press file

New Brunswick reported 53 new cases of COVID-19 and 138 recoveries, dropping the number of active cases to 849.

The province also reported Monday the death of a person in their 70s in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) as a result of COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 91.

Of the new cases, 33 – or 62 per cent – are unvaccinated, seven – or 13 per cent – are partially vaccinated, and 13 – or 25 per cent – are fully vaccinated.

Of the 61 people hospitalized due to the virus, 31 are unvaccinated, five are partially vaccinated and 25 are fully vaccinated.

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There are 20 people in an intensive care unit, none of whom are fully vaccinated. Eighteen are unvaccinated and two are partially vaccinated.

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As of Monday, 82.5 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 91.5 per cent have received their first dose of a vaccine.

Confirmed cases in schools and child-care facilities

New Brunswick said positive cases have been confirmed in child-care facilities in Zones 1 (Moncton region) and 5 (Campbellton region).

  • Zone 1 (Moncton region) – A case has been confirmed at Garderie Le Pavillon du Sommet and Wee College Downtown, both located in Moncton. A new case has been confirmed at JD Tae Kwon Do in Moncton.
  • Zone 5 (Campbellton region) – A case has been confirmed at Garderie L’Enfant Magique Inc. in Campbellton. A new case has been confirmed at Garderie Dragon Day Care in Atholville.

Since Sept. 7, 56 early learning and child-care facilities have had confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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