HALIFAX -- There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick for the twelfth day in a row and there is no one in hospital.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical officer of health, said at a news conference in Fredericton on Thursday afternoon that there remain only four active cases of the 118 New Brunswickers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

She said she gets the sense that many people think this is enough and that COVID-19 is beaten, but she said that as long as it exists outside New Brunswick's borders, people in the province must remain vigilant.

To those wondering when they will be able to get a haircut or go the mall, or get their elective surgery -- basically when will life go back to normal?

Dr. Russell said: "Life will return to a different version of normal until we find a vaccine for this virus," Dr. Russell said. "There is no prize in being the first to get everything reopened."