New Brunswick has reported the 23rd death from COVID-19 and a new case of infection. Public health officials noted that a resident of Edmundston aged at least 80 years died from health complications that include COVID-19. This person was a resident at Manoir Belle Vue, a care home seeing a large COVID-19 outbreak.
This is the fourth death at the care home. The facility has recorded 77 other cases of the virus. New Brunswick also announced a new infection in Grand Fall and Edmundston. This new case is an individual in the 50s.
With about ten recoveries reported this past Monday, the overall active load has decreased to 140. Many cases are centered in zone 4, which comprises the northwest region. This region has reported 113 cases and is currently dealing with outbreaks in adult care facilities.
Six patients are presently under care in New Brunswick, with two receiving intensive care.
About 1401 cases have been recorded in the province since the pandemic started, with 1237 recoveries. Public health authorities have tested 218347 persons, including 786 this past Sunday.
The province is expected to expect a boost in shipments of the Pfizer vaccine, which is part of the government’s plan to ramp up its distribution. New Brunswick expects 1560 additional doses. Under revised government projections, the province will see 9360 shipments in the coming week.
This update comes after the news that some of the modern doses will be shifted to the North. Revised schedules project 2400 doses of the vaccine will be shipped to New Brunswick.