FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported today that 82 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 108 new cases of the virus.

Of the new cases today, 23 are in Zone 1 (Moncton region), 40 are in Zone 2 (Saint John region), 24 are in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), eight are in Zone 4 (Edmundston region), one is in Zone 5 (Campbellton region), one is in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) and 11 are in Zone 7 (Miramichi region).

There are 13 people in intensive care and another 30 are in hospital for a total of 43 people hospitalized. Of those in hospital, 26 are over the age of 60 and seven people are on a ventilator. There is no one under 19 hospitalized.

The seven-day rolling average of hospitalizations is now available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Six of the 43 people hospitalized were initially admitted for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 due to outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John, Fredericton and Miramichi. Most of these people are exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms.

To date, 30 cases have been confirmed to be the Omicron variant.

The rate of people hospitalized and in ICU, as well as new cases, continues to most greatly impact people who are unvaccinated. Information about the rates of cases and hospitalizations based on vaccination status is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Age and origin of new cases, as well as additional information, is available on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Vaccination update

Public Health reported today that 82.6 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 89.4 per cent have received their first dose, and 13.3 have received a booster dose.

Additional booster clinics are available through regional health authority community COVID-19 vaccination clinics and at participating pharmacies.

Those who are eligible for pediatric vaccinations or booster doses, and those who have yet to have their first or second dose, can schedule an appointment at a regional health authority clinic through the online booking system or at a participating pharmacy.

A full list of walk-in clinics is available online. A list of those eligible for a booster dose is also available online.

Learn more:

All of New Brunswick is currently in the Level 1 phase of the winter plan with additional interim measures to manage COVID-19. More information on the plan, including the additional temporary measures, is available online.

Any household in New Brunswick with a positive case of COVID-19 must isolate for 14 days, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals advised by Public Health or a physician, including confirmed cases of COVID-19, must isolate. More information about isolation is available online.

Rapid-test kits continue to be available across the province. More information on the rapid-test kits program and pickup locations is available online.

Potential public exposure locations and dates are listed online. A map of potential public exposures can also be found on the COVID-19 dashboard.

Information and resources to help New Brunswickers live with COVID-19 is available on the COVID-19 guidance and resources webpage.

Information about testing, including booking PCR tests and using rapid tests, is available at www.gnb.ca/GetTestedCOVID19.

Travellers, including New Brunswickers returning to the province, must register their travel with the travel registration program.

Holiday guidelines for individuals, retailers and event organizers on how to plan for a happy and safe holiday season are available online.