Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick officials give COVID-19 update after long weekend

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Covid-19: Manitoba adds 25 new variant cases
Covid-19: Manitoba adds 25 new variant cases

New Brunswick has lost another resident to underlying complications related to COVID-19, Dr. Jennifer Russell reported Tuesday.

The individual was a resident of Edmundston’s Manoir Belle Vue, which has seen 86 cases of COVID-19, and was between the ages of 80 and 89, Russell said at a live-streamed update.

There have now been 24 COVID-related deaths since pandemic began.

The Edmundston region, Zone 4, remains at the red phase of recovery.

“In the coming days, we will be reassessing the situation to determine when it can join the rest of the province” in the less-restrictive orange phase, Russell said.

Russell also declared the outbreak at Parkland Saint John care home “officially over” and announced three new cases on Tuesday. The cases break down in this way:

Moncton region, Zone 1:

One case
Edmundston region, Zone 4:

Two cases

Vaccine update expected to be on the briefing agenda

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Jennifer Russell are expected to face questions on the province’s revised vaccine rollout today following several weeks of delivery hiccups.

That includes a forecast delivery of 8,190 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week, and another 9,360 every week afterward until the first week of April.

The province is also expected to receive 2,400 Moderna doses by the end of February.

On Monday, the updated federal government website for vaccine delivery schedules showed New Brunswick is set to receive more than 64,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech between now and April.

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