New Brunswick health officials reported five new cases of the coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 49.
The new cases include one individual in the Moncton region, two in the Saint John region, one in Bathurst and one in Edmundston. The province says these cases are under investigation.
To date, New Brunswick has confirmed 578 positive cases of COVID-19 and 520 individuals have recovered. There have been eight deaths.
As of Saturday, three patients are hospitalized, one of which is in intensive care.
The province says the Edmundston region remains under the orange phase of COVID-19 recovery.
On Saturday, New Brunswick vaccinated its first residents against COVID-19 at an immunization clinic in Miramichi.
The province’s first allotment of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 came in 1,950 doses — all of which will be given out this weekend.
Eighty-four-year-old Pauline Gauvin, a resident of Shannex Losier Hall, was the first New Brunswicker to receive the vaccine.