COVID-19: Elections, Vaccinations, and Latest Cases (Apr. 13, 2021)
The coronavirus is having a negative impact on the 2021 municipal elections in New Brunswick. Municipal Electoral Officer Kim Poffenroth has confirmed that elections are temporarily suspended in areas under lockdown due to COVID-19 -- specifically, portions of Zone 4/Edmundston region. This suspension of the process there also means that reporting of results throughout the rest of the province will also be delayed until such time the suspension is lifted and all NB electors have the opportunity to cast ballots. For more information, please refer to the following government news release:
Impact on Municipal Elections
Meantime, the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues in New Brunswick. Schedule updates and other important information regarding the vaccines are available through this website:
April 13th saw the announcement of four new cases of COVID-19 by NB Public Health, upping the number of active cases to 132. This includes 18 hospitalizations, of which 13 are in intensive care (NB Press Release April 13th). Of the 1,736 confirmed cases in the province to date, there have been 1,570 recoveries. There have also been 33 deaths. The number of tests administered was 269,256 as of April 12th.