N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 90 new cases reported Sunday

Public Health is reporting 90 new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick on Sunday.

There are additionally 43 recoveries, bringing the full variety of energetic cases to 640.

The breakdown of the new cases is:

Zone 1, Moncton area, 22 cases:

  • 4 folks 19 and beneath.
  • 4 folks 20-29.
  • 5 folks 30-39.
  • two folks 40-49.
  • three folks 50-59.
  • two folks 60-69.
  • an individual 70-79.
  • an individual 80-89.

Four cases are contacts of beforehand recognized cases and 18 are beneath investigation.

Zone 2, Saint John area, 13 cases:

  • 4 folks 19 and beneath.
  • two folks 20-29.
  • two folks 30-39.
  • two folks 40-49.
  • an individual 50-59.
  • two folks 70-79.

Three cases are contacts of beforehand recognized cases and 10 are beneath investigation.

Zone 3, Fredericton area, 23 cases:

  • two folks 19 and beneath.
  • an individual 20-29.
  • six folks 30-39.
  • six folks 40-49.
  • 4 folks 50-59.
  • two folks 60-69.
  • two folks 70-79.

Five cases are contacts of beforehand recognized cases and 18 are beneath investigation.

Zone 4, Edmundston area, 2 cases:

  • an individual 20-29.
  • an individual 30-39.

Both cases are beneath investigation

Zone 6, Bathurst area, 1 case:

The case is a contact of a beforehand recognized case.

Zone 7, Miramichi area, 29 cases:

  • 4 folks 19 and beneath.
  • 10 folks 20-29.
  • six folks 30-39.
  • two folks 40-49.
  • an individual 50-59.
  • three folks 60-69.
  • three folks 70-79.

Nine cases are contacts of beforehand recognized cases and 20 are beneath investigation.

There are 32 folks hospitalized due to COVID-19, together with 18 in intensive care items.

Dorchester outbreak

One prisoner advocate mentioned she believes an outbreak at Dorchester Penitentiary is reflective of COVID-19 cases within the province as a complete and never of the state of affairs inside prisons.

On Friday, Correctional Services Canada confirmed 37 cases on the jail, 34 amongst inmates and three amongst employees.

There have been no additional updates from the jail.

Catherine Latimer, the manager director of the John Howard Society of Canada, mentioned by definition prisons are managed environments the place theoretically there should not be outbreaks occurring due to inmates.

Rather, any outbreaks must be associated to folks from the skin coming in.

“I think it’s very important to take a look at the contact tracing and find out what exactly happened,” mentioned Latimer. 

“Prisons are closed institutions, prisoners can’t give it to each other. They have to be getting it from the outside.”

She mentioned as soon as the virus enters a jail it might probably unfold rapidly as a result of bodily distancing is not doable.

Latimer is stunned by the variety of cases, given that almost 86 per cent of inmates within the medium-level safety unit are totally vaccinated, and greater than 88 per cent have obtained their first dose.

“[It’s] a good clue [that] you need to really reinforce your prevention efforts. And maybe hold up a little bit on visitors and people who have not been double vaccinated coming into the prisons when your community has a big outbreak.”

Public publicity notices

Public Health can also be reporting new potential public exposures in three zones.

Zone 3

  • Nov. 17 between 1:30 p.m. and three:30 p.m. – Dairy Queen (277 Connell St., Woodstock)

Zone 4

  • Nov. 16 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Pizza Delight/Scores (462 Madawaska Rd., Grand Falls)

Zone 7

  • Nov. 16 – Xtreme Fitness (60 William Gay St., Neguac)
  • Nov. 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 between 7 a.m. to eight a.m. – Chez Raymond (486 Rue Principale Neguac)

For the complete listing of new and former public publicity notices, please go to the provincial authorities’s web site.

People who haven’t been totally vaccinated a minimum of 14 days previous to a doable publicity and who’ve signs ought to get a COVID lab take a look at. They can e book an appointment on-line or name Tele-Care 811 and should isolate whereas ready for his or her take a look at outcome.

People who aren’t totally vaccinated and would not have signs are actually being instructed to select up an At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Point of Care Test (Rapid POCT) screening equipment. They don’t have to isolate in the event that they haven’t been directed by Public Health to take action.

(*90*) optimistic point-of-care take a look at outcomes have to be confirmed with a laboratory polymerase chain response, or PCR, take a look at.

It can take as much as 14 days to check optimistic after being uncovered to COVID-19, so even when outcomes come again unfavorable, folks ought to proceed to self-monitor for any signs and get examined instantly if any develop.

They also needs to keep away from visiting settings with weak populations, comparable to nursing properties, correctional amenities and shelters throughout that 14-day interval.

For individuals who have been totally vaccinated a minimum of 14 days previous to a doable publicity, Public Health recommends they monitor for signs for 14 days after the doable publicity and get a COVID lab take a look at if signs develop.

They don’t have to isolate whereas they wait for his or her take a look at outcomes.

If they don’t have signs, they will decide up a fast take a look at equipment and don’t have to isolate.

What to do when you have a symptom

People involved they may have COVID-19 can take a self-assessment take a look at on-line.

Public Health says signs of the sickness have included a fever above 38 C, a new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nostril, headache, a new onset of fatigue, and issue respiratory.

In kids, signs have additionally included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with a type of signs ought to keep at residence, name 811 or their physician and comply with directions.



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