New Brunswick reported two deaths and 133 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday.
According to the province, a 70-year-old person in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and a 90-year-old person in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) died as a result of the virus.
This brings the total number of COVID-19-related deaths in the province to 82.
Of the 133 new cases, 75 – or 56 percent – are not vaccinated, 10 – or 8 percent – are partially vaccinated, and 48 – or 36 percent – are fully vaccinated. The number of active cases is 1,103.
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There are 63 people hospitalized for the virus, 19 of them in intensive care. No one under the age of 19 is hospitalized.
Of those in the hospital, 39 are not vaccinated, five are partially vaccinated, and 19 are fully vaccinated. Of the 19 in an intensive care unit, 17 are not vaccinated and two are partially vaccinated.
Public health also reported that, as of Thursday, 81.8 percent of eligible New Brunswick residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and 91.0 percent have received their first dose of a vaccine.
Rapid test program expands
People in parts of the circuit breaker areas who do not have COVID-19 symptoms will be able to pick up free quick test kits that they can use at home, the province announced.
They will be available at the following locations on Saturday, October. 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
- Magic Mountain Parking Lot, 150 Magic Mountain Rd., Moncton
- Perth-Andover High School, 20 Nissen St., Perth-Andover
- City Hall (rear parking lot), 131 Pleasant St., Grand Falls
The program is for individuals over the age of two who have no symptoms and have not been identified by public health as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The province said that “a test kit has five tests to be used over a 10-day period. People under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to purchase a test kit. “
While the program is starting in the circuit breaker areas, it will be expanded to the entire province.
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