New Brunswick reports five deaths on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 99.
The deaths involve a person 90 years of age or older in Zone 1 (Moncton region). one 80-year-old in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) and three 60-year-olds, one in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) and two in Zone 6 (Bathurst region).
Meanwhile, the number of active cases in the province is declining. Public Health reports 69 new cases and 77 recoveries, bringing the active case count to 761.
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Of the new cases, 35 are not vaccinated, four are partially vaccinated, and 30 are fully vaccinated.
The province notes that most cases in the ICU involve unvaccinated patients. There are 16 people in an intensive care unit, 14 of whom are not vaccinated.
Of the 55 people hospitalized due to COVID-19, 27 are not vaccinated, four are partially vaccinated, and 24 are fully vaccinated.
The province notes that two people under the age of 19 are now hospitalized.
The most recent data shows that 82.9 percent of eligible New Brunswick residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 91.8 percent have received their first dose of a vaccine.
Starting next week, health personnel and residents of First Nations communities in the province will receive a booster dose of COVID_19 mRNA if six months have passed since their second dose.
Provincial Outbreak Rapid Management Team
The Provincial Rapid Management Team, which is led by Extra-Mural / Ambulance New Brunswick, is now activated at 23 locations.
The team provides “various levels of support depending on the requirements of each location.”
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An outbreak has been declared in 11 of those 23 sites, which include nursing homes, long-term care facilities and pensions.
Sprouts are found in:
- Drew Nursing Home in Sackville (Zone 1)
- Woodstone Residence in Moncton (Zone 1)
- Nazareth House in Moncton (Zone 1)
- Residence du Marais in Dieppe (Zone 1)
- Manoir Saint-Jean Baptiste in Bouctouche (Zone 1)
- The Crossing of San Juan (Zone 2)
- Maison du Bonheur in Edmundston (Zone 4)
- Foyer la Renaissance in Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska (Zone 4)
- Restigouche Residential Agency in Campbellton (Zone 5)
- Dalhousie Nursing Home (Villa Renaissance) in Dalhousie (Zone 5)
- Losier Hall in Miramichi (Zone 7)
The other 12 activation sites are:
- Southeast Regional Correctional Center in Shediac (Zone 1)
- Jordan Life Care Center in Salisbury (Zone 1)
- B&B Balanced Wellness Center in Moncton (Zone 1)
- TJ Maillet Residences in Cocagne (Zone 1)
- Community Residential Housing Board in Woodstock (Zone 3)
- Madawaska Regional Correctional Center in Saint-Hilaire (Zone 4)
- Villa Cayouette in Saint-Quentin (Zone 4)
- In the small area of L’Assomption in Saint-Quentin (Zone 4)
- Foyer Ste-Elizabeth at Baker Brook (Zone 4)
- Notre-Dame de Saint-Léonard lobby in Saint-Léonard (Zone 4)
- Residence 4 Saisons in Balmoral (Zone 5)
- Royal Residence in Bathurst (Zone 6)
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