Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick Reports 21 New COVID-19 Cases, One More Recovery

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New Brunswick reported 21 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, pushing the total number of cases to 800.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said it marks the eighth straight day of double-digit increases in cases.

Seven of the new cases are in the Fredericton health region (Zone 3) while six are in the Edmundston region (Zone 4).

The Moncton (Zone 1) and Campbellton (Zone 5) each reported four new cases on Monday. No new cases were reported in the Saint John (Zone 2), Bathurst (Zone 6) or Miramichi (Zone 7) regions.

There are now 204 active cases with one person currently in the hospital. One more recovery has been reported since Sunday.

Dr. Russell said 1,700 New Brunswicker are currently in self-isolation after coming into contact with a confirmed case.

She said no new cases have been reported at three adult residential facilities currently experiencing outbreaks, including Shannex Parkland Saint John’s Tucker Hall nursing home and Shannex Parkland Riverview’s Canterbury Hall assisted living residence.

Residents and staff at Tucker Hall are being retested Monday. Those at Canterbury Hall are slated to be retested Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Public Health said the province has received 11,175 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to date. Of those, 7,732 doses have been administered while the remaining 3,443 have been held for second doses. A total of 1,862 New Brunswickers have received both doses of the vaccine.

Dr. Russell said vaccination clinics will take place this week in Saint John, Fredericton, Edmundston and Campbellton, with the focus on priority groups.

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