HALIFAX -- New Brunswick Public Health reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the active number of cases to 100.

Six of the new cases are being reported in the Campbellton region (Zone 5), bringing the total number of active cases in the region to 54.

The eight new cases reported Saturday involve:

  • one individual under 19 in the Campbellton region
  • one individual age 40 to 49 in the Campbellton region
  • two people age 50 to 59 in the Campbellton region
  • two people age 60 to 69 in the Campbellton region
  • one individual under 19 in the Moncton region (Zone 1)
  • one individual age 30 to 39 in the Saint John region (Zone 2)

N.B. public health says the Moncton and Saint John cases are not tied to the outbreaks in Zones 1 or 5, and are related to travel outside of the Atlantic bubble. Both individuals are self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is now 305. Of those, there are 100 active cases and 203 have recovered. There have been two deaths.

Three people are in hospital with one in intensive care.

As of Saturday, New Brunswick public health staff had conducted 90,995 tests.

Zones 1 and 5 are Orange

Zone 1 (the Moncton region) and Zone 5 (the Campbellton region) remain at the Orange level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Orange level rules are available online.

All other zones are in the Yellow level, but Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.

To learn about the boundaries of each health zone, see the map available at the online COVID-19 dashboard.

Students and staff from Grade 6 through Grade 8 at Dalhousie Regional High School will participate in virtual learning until Oct. 22. Students in Grades 9 through 12 have resumed in-class learning.

Students at Academie Notre Dame are learning from home until Friday. They will resume in-class learning next week, but on a staggered schedule.

State of emergency extended

New Brunswick's state of emergency mandatory order was renewed on Thursday under the authority of the Emergency Measures Act. The province first declared a state of emergency on March 19.

Vehicle traffic information

New Brunswick's online dashboard also includes information about vehicle traffic attempting to enter the province.

On Friday, 1,512 personal and 1,022 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the border into the province.

Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 18 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 0.7 per cent