HALIFAX -- The number of COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick continues to rise as the province reports another day of double-digit infections.

Public health says there are 13 new cases, nine of which are in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and are all people in their 20s.

Eight of nine cases are under investigation and one case is a contact of a previously confirmed case.

There are also two cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region), a person in their 20s and another in their 40s. Both of those cases are under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are two individuals 20-29 and the cases are under investigation.

"Vaccination is the best protection and with (the) recent number of COVID-19 cases, the value of being completely vaccinated becomes more clear every day," Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer, said in a release.

"Fully 68 of our 77 confirmed COVID-19 cases since July 1, which is 88 per cent, were not fully immunized. Getting vaccinated will not only reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19 and of being seriously ill, it will also help to protect your family, friends and our health-care system. Should you have any COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones, please get tested."

The active number of cases is now 51. There have been 46 deaths and no one is hospitalized in New Brunswick.

A total of 1,103 tests were conducted Wednesday for a total of 384,250.


As of Thursday, 68.6 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older are fully vaccinated and 82.5 per cent have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

All eligible New Brunswickers can book their second dose appointments now for a date that is at least 28 days after their first dose. To receive a second dose, bring a signed consent form, your Medicare card and a copy of the record of immunization provided after receiving your first dose.


Anyone with symptoms of the virus, as well as anyone who has been at the site of a possible public exposures is urged to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment.