FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 today. This includes two travel-related cases of New Brunswickers who are isolating outside the province.

The two cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • an individual 40-49; and
  • an individual 50-59.

One is travel related and one is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The four cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • two individuals 19 and under; and
  • two individuals 50-59.

Of these, three cases are contacts of a previously confirmed case and the other one is an out-of-province travel case.

The one case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is an individual 50-59 and is an out-of-province travel case.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,052. Since yesterday, 10 people have recovered for a total of 1,897 recoveries. There have been 41 deaths, and the number of active cases is 113. Eleven patients are hospitalized in total. Seven patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including two in an intensive care unit. Four patients are hospitalized out of province. Yesterday, 1,704 tests were conducted for a total of 312,610.

Vaccine update

More than 45 per cent of the province’s population over the age of 12, which is more than 300,000 people, have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.

A new single-day record for COVID-19 vaccinations was set on Friday, May 14 with 11,535 doses administered.

Exposure notification

Public Health follows a standard process when addressing instances where the public may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. In cases where record-keeping can identify anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus in a given location, Public Health issues an announcement to alert those who could have been affected and provides instructions.

Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the virus at the following location and date in Zone 2 (Saint John region):

  • Circle K, 309 River Valley Dr., Grand Bay-Westfield, between 11:30 p.m. on Friday, May 7, and 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 8.

Reminder of Yellow level

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