COVID-19: NB Reports 306 New Cases as Winter Plan Tier 2 Goes into Effect – New Brunswick | The Canadian News

New Brunswick reported 306 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday as the province entered Level 2 of its winter action plan to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement, the province said 111 of the new cases are in Zone 1 (Moncton region), 90 are in Zone 2 (Saint John region), 46 are in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), nine They are in Zone 4 (Edmundston region). ), eight are in Zone 5 (Campbellton region), 18 are in Zone 6 (Bathurst region), and 24 are in Zone 7 (Miramichi region).

To date, the province has confirmed 147 cases of the Omicron variant.

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A total of 38 people are hospitalized, an increase of three since Monday, and there are 13 people in intensive care. Nine people are connected to a fan. Twenty-two of those hospitalized are over 60 years old and no one under 19 is currently hospitalized.

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With 139 recoveries, there are now 2,017 active cases.

According to the province, 82.8 percent of eligible New Brunswick residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 90 percent have received their first dose of a vaccine, and 18.4 percent have received a booster dose.

Level 2 restrictions

The province has now entered Level 2 of its winter action plan to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The new restrictions include:

  • The current Steady 20 home is replaced by the Steady 10 home.
  • Customers dining at restaurants must show proof of vaccination and tables must be at least two meters apart.
  • Restaurants, retail stores, shopping malls, businesses, gyms, beauty salons, and spas and entertainment centers can continue to operate, but at 50 percent capacity and with two meters of distance between customers. .
  • For public gatherings, venues cannot hold events with more than 150 people or 50 percent capacity, whichever is less.
  • Places of faith can operate at 50 percent capacity and with physical distance. Choirs are not allowed, but a soloist can perform if they are at least four meters from the congregation.
  • All travelers, including those from New Brunswick returning to the province, must register or have a multi-use travel pass. Travelers arriving by air will receive a rapid test kit.
  • Unvaccinated individuals entering the province must be isolated and tested on Day 10. International travelers must follow federal isolation and testing guidelines and must be tested on Day 5 and 10.
  • Travelers should follow public health measures when in New Brunswick, including wearing a mask, physically distancing themselves, and staying inside a Steady 10.

You can find a full list of what the winter action plan entails in the New Brunswick government website.

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Exhibitions at Saint John Regional Hospital

There are dozens of healthcare workers currently off work for COVID-19 related reasons at Saint John Regional Hospital, Horizon Health Network confirmed to Global News on Tuesday.

According to Margaret Melanson, Horizon’s vice president for quality patient-centered care, 95 staff members are currently off work and the hospital has had confirmed exposures in the emergency department and two other units.

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“Patients are being isolated as a precautionary measure to reduce the risk of transmission. No outbreaks have been reported at this time, ”he said in an email.

“While staff resources are scarce at SJRH, there have been no interruptions in services.”

Health Department spokesman Bruce Macfarlane said the exposures at the hospital were posted online as soon as Public Health found out about them.

“At this time, we do not have specific details about this exhibition, other than that there are a number of isolated personnel,” he said.

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