FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 today.

The one case in Zone 1 (Moncton region) is as follows:

  • an individual 19 and under. This case is travel related.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is as follows:

  • an individual 30 - 39. This case is travel related.

The three cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • an individual 50-59; and
  • two people 60 – 69.

All three of these cases are under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,470. Since yesterday, one case has recovered for a total of 1,402 recoveries. There have been 30 deaths, and the number of active cases is 37. One patient is hospitalized. Yesterday, 612 tests were conducted for a total of 240,386.

Vaccination plan

New Brunswickers are reminded that currently only those who are 85 and older may contact a pharmacist to set up an appointment to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are being scheduled at nearly every pharmacy in the province, with the first vaccinations starting Wednesday, March 17.

Vaccines will be administered by appointment only. Appointments may be booked only by individuals who are 85 or older or by a family member or caregiver on their behalf. People who are eligible are asked to book only one appointment in one location.

A Medicare card will be required to book an appointment, however residents without a Medicare card are still eligible and should speak to a pharmacy. Appointments may be booked online if the pharmacy has an online booking tool on their website; otherwise, appointments should be made by calling the pharmacy. At this time, only pharmacies are accepting appointments.

More details about the province’s updated COVID-19 vaccination plan, including timelines for additional age groups and priority groups, is available online.

Exposure notification

Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on March 10 while on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight 414 – from Toronto to Montreal, departed at 2:10 p.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 8906 – from Montreal to Moncton, departed at 7:10 p.m.

People who travelled on these flights should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the flight. Should any COVID-19 symptoms develop, they are directed to self-isolate and take the self-assessment online or to call 811 to get tested.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.