COVID-19: N.B. reports 77 new cases as province prepares for winter action plan Level 1

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New Brunswick reported 77 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday as the province prepares to enter the first level of its three-pronged action plan to halt the spread of the virus over the winter.

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In a release, the province said New Brunswick will enter Level 1 of the Alert System — the least restrictive of the three levels — at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.

“Measures in Level 1 include wearing masks outside when physical distancing cannot be maintained and physical distancing in indoor public places that do not require proof of vaccination, such as retail stores, malls, salons and spas, It said.

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“These locations can either choose to implement physical distancing measures or require proof of vaccination for all patrons.”

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Also, private indoor gatherings will be limited to 20 people and outdoor gatherings to 50.

The other two levels of the action plan have more stringent rules, including fewer domestic bubbles, less capacity in spaces and limited travel to affected areas.

Going forward, the province says the criteria for determining a change in level will be based on factors such as the number of active cases, the rate of positive tests and hospitalizations.

The plan will be in effect until spring. A full list of action plan levels and what they are intended for can be found at Government of New Brunswick website,

Hospitalization and vaccination

Since Friday, 66 new patients have been cured and the number of active cases of COVID-19 now stands at 722.

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There are a total of 51 people in the hospital, of whom 27 are above 60 years of age and one of whom is below 19 years of age. 16 people are in intensive care and 10 people are on ventilator.

“The rates of hospitalization and ICU admissions, as well as new cases, affect people who have not been vaccinated the most,” the release said.

Eighteen out of 51 patients were initially hospitalized for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 due to outbreaks in hospitals in Moncton, St. John and Miramichi. Most of those infected are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms, the release said.

The province said 81.9 percent of eligible New Brunswickers have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 87.1 percent received their first dose.

case breakdown

The 12 new cases in Zone 1 (Moncton area) are as follows:

  • five people 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • one person 40-49;
  • one person 50-59; And
  • A person 60-69.

Eight cases are under investigation and four are contacts of already confirmed cases.

The 22 new cases in Zone 2 (St John’s area) are as follows:

  • nine people 19 and under;
  • one person 20-29;
  • three people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • three people 50-59;
  • two people 60-69; And
  • Two people 70-79.

Nine cases are under investigation and 13 are contacts of already confirmed cases.

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The 22 new cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton area) are as follows:

  • 12 people 19 and under;
  • seven people 20-29;
  • two people 30-39; And
  • A person 70-79.

Seventeen cases are under investigation and five are contacts of already confirmed cases.

One new case in Zone 4 (Edmondston area) is a person 19 years of age and younger. The matter is being investigated.

The five new cases in Zone 5 (Campbelton area) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under;
  • one person 20-29;
  • one person 40-49; And
  • A person 50-59.

Two cases are under investigation and three are contacts of already confirmed cases.

One new case in Zone 6 (Bathurst area) is of a person 20-29 who is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

The 14 news cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi area) are as follows:

  • five people 19 and under;
  • a person 30-39;
  • two people 40-49
  • three people 50-59;
  • one person 60-69;
  • one person 70-79; And
  • A person 80-89.

Four cases are under investigation and 10 are contacts of already confirmed cases.

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