New Brunswick reports one death, 7 new cases of COVID-19

New Brunswick reported the death of a person over the age of 90 in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) due to COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the province to 45.

The province also announced seven new cases of COVID-19 on June 12.

Of the new cases, four are in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and three are in Zone 6 (Bathurst region).

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All seven cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Public Health reported that 74.2 per cent of New Brunswickers aged 12 and older have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Another 5,871 people need to receive their first dose to reach the 75 per cent mark, which is necessary to begin loosening pandemic restrictions under the province’s Path to Green.

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The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,291.

Since Friday, 10 people have recovered for a total of 2,152 recoveries. Total cases minus recoveries and the 45 deaths bring the number of active cases to 93.

Four patients are hospitalized: three in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit; and one out of province in an intensive care unit.

On Friday, 1,234 tests were conducted for a total of 350,071.

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