FREDERICTON (GNB) – Almost 40 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are now fully vaccinated.

As of today, 39.6 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are now fully vaccinated and 78.3 per cent of those eligible have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

One death

Public Health confirmed today that an individual over the age of 90 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) has died as a result of COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 46.

“I join all New Brunswickers in extending heartfelt condolences to those who are mourning the loss of their loved one,” said Health Minister Dorothy Shephard. “My thoughts and prayers are with this person’s loved ones during this difficult time.”

“I offer my sympathies to everyone who is grieving this loss,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.

One new case

Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is an individual 19 and under and is travel related.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,337. Since yesterday, there has been one new recovery for a total of 2,269 recoveries. There have been 46 deaths and the number of active cases is 21. Four patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick. Since yesterday, 347 tests were conducted for a total of 364,598

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.