First stage of reopening closer as 74.2 per cent of New Brunswickers received first dose / one death12 June 2021
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported that 74.2 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Another 5,871 people need to receive their first dose to reach the 75 per cent mark, which is necessary to begin loosening pandemic restrictions under the province’s Path to Green.
Anyone eligible for a vaccine who has not already received their first dose can book an appointment online through a Vitalité or Horizon Health Network clinic or by contacting a participating pharmacy.
Walk-in clinics are available for those who wish to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The full list of Vitalité or Horizon Health Network clinics offering walk-ins without an appointment, including dates and times, is available online.
Seven new cases
Public Health reported seven new cases of COVID-19 today.
The four cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:
- an individual 40-49;
- an individual 50-59; and
- two people 60-69.
The three cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:
- an individual 40-49;
- an individual 60-69; and
- an individual 70-79.
All seven cases are contacts of previously-confirmed cases.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,291. Since yesterday, 10 people have recovered for a total of 2,152 recoveries. There have been 45 deaths, and the number of active cases is 93. Four patients in total are hospitalized. Three patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit. One patient is hospitalized out of province in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 1,234 tests were conducted for a total of 350,071.
Public Health confirmed today that an individual over the age of 90 in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) has died as a result of COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 45.
“On behalf of all New Brunswickers, I offer my sympathies to everyone who is grieving this loss,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. “My thoughts and prayers are with this person’s loved ones during this difficult time.”
“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of the individual who has passed away,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.
Reminder of Yellow level
All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.12-06-21