FREDERICTON (GNB) – COVID-19 vaccine rates are continuing to rise by record-breaking rates in New Brunswick, with more than 76,000 doses administered over the past week. This is the highest seven-day rolling average since the vaccination campaign began.

In the last seven days, more than 84,000 eligible New Brunswickers have booked appointments for their first or second dose of a vaccine. Currently, 27.4 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated, and 77.2 per cent have received their first dose.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second dose appointments if at least 28 days has passed since their first dose.

New Brunswickers who received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to book their second appointment through a participating pharmacy or at a Vitalité or Horizon health network clinic.

To receive their second dose, New Brunswickers are asked to bring a signed consent form, their Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after their first appointment.

Appointments for people who have not yet received their first dose continue to be available to all New Brunswickers aged 12 and older at regional health authority clinics and through participating pharmacies.

One new case

Public Health is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today.

The one case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is an individual 40-49. The case is related to travel.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,324. Since yesterday, six people have recovered for a total of 2,245 recoveries. There have been 45 deaths, and the number of active cases is 33. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 609 tests were conducted for a total of 360,410.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order. New Brunswick is in Phase 2 on the path to Green.