Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, encourage anyone 12 or older who has not yet received their first dose of a vaccine to book an appointment now.

The first phase on the province’s path toward the Green level of the COVID-19 recovery plan is expected to come into effect on June 7, as long as at least 75 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received their first dose of a vaccine; hospitalizations remain low; and all health zones remain at the Yellow level.

As of yesterday, 64.5 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have received a first dose.

Public Health reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Three cases in Zone 1 (Moncton Region), one case in Zone 2 (Saint John Region), four cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton Region) and four cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst Region).

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,227 and 2,043 have recovered. There have been 43 deaths, and the number of active cases is 140. Seven patients are hospitalized in total. Six patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including one in an intensive care unit. One patient is hospitalized out of province in an intensive care unit. As of today, 338,414 tests have been conducted.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.

The complete press release is available here.