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N.B. COVID-19 roundup: More vaccine booking options for 75-and-up group, 10 new cases

New Brunswickers age 75 and older can now schedule an appointment to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine through a regional health authority clinic. People in this age group, or a caregiver or family member calling on their behalf, can continue to book their appointment by contacting a pharmacy if they prefer. But they now also have the option of booking an appointment to attend a clinic organized by Horizon Health Network or Vitalité Health Network online or by calling 1-833-437-1424. “The regional health authority clinics have the capacity to take on additional appointments,” Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said in a new release Thursday. “We are providing this option to make sure everyone who is eligible has the opportunity to be vaccinated in a timely manner.” 10 new cases in two zones Public Health reported 10 new cases on Thursday, with nine of those cases in the Edmundston region, Zone 4. The cases break down in this way: Moncton region, Zone 1, one case: An individual 30-39, case is travel related Edmundston region, Zone 4, nine cases: Three people 19 and under; Three people 40 to 49 An individual 50 to 59 Two people 60 to 69 Six of these cases are under investigation and three are contacts of a previously confirmed case. All 10 people are self-isolating. Dr. Jennifer Russell, seen at a COVID update earlier this week, urged New Brunswickers on Thursday to “show kindness to others” over Easter by keeping contacts low, wearing a mask and staying at home if you have symptoms of COVID-19.(Government of New Brunswick) The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,623. Since Wednesday, four people have recovered for a total of 1,451 recoveries. There have been 30 deaths, and the number of active cases is 141.Four patients are in hospital, including three in an intensive-care unit. A total of 258,067 tests have been conducted, including 1,750 since Wednesday’s report. In a news release Thursday, Dr. Jennifer Russell urged New Brunswickers to heed Public Health precautions throughout the Easter long weekend. “I thank New Brunswickers, especially those who are living in communities that are in the red level, for their dedication and hard work as we continue to fight the spread of COVID-19 in our province,” Russell said. “No matter how you plan to celebrate Easter this weekend, please show kindness and respect to others by keeping your contacts low, wearing a mask and staying at home away from others if you have symptoms of COVID-19.” N.B. leads Atlantic provinces in case numbers New Brunswick is still leading the Atlantic region in active COVID cases and daily case reports. Here are the case numbers reported Thursday in all four provinces, heading into the Easter long weekend: New Brunswick: 10 new cases, 141 active cases Nova Scotia: 3 new cases, 24 active cases Newfoundland and Labrador: 1 new case, 4 active cases Prince…

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