New Brunswick identifies three new COVID-19 cases; 22 active
Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
HALIFAX -- Three new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 22.
In a news release on Sunday, the province says the new cases involve:
- an individual in their 20s in the Moncton region (Zone 1)
- an individual in their 20s in the Saint John region (Zone 2)
- and an individual in their 70s in the Fredericton region (Zone 3)
Health officials say two of the cases are under investigation, while the other case is travel related.
All three cases are self-isolating as required.
On Saturday, New Brunswick reported six new cases of the virus.
Four of the new cases from Saturday were in the Moncton region (Zone 1). Public health says two of these cases are under investigation, and all four people are self-isolating.
The other two positive cases reported on Saturday involve and individual in their 50s in the Saint John region (Zone 2) and an individual in their 30s in the Fredericton region (Zone 3).
New Brunswick has 367 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 339 cases have recovered. There have been six deaths, leaving 22 active cases in the province.
There are currently two people in hospital as a result of the novel coronavirus, one of which is in the intensive care unit.
To date, 110,663 COVID-19 tests has been conducted in New Brunswick.
POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURES
Through a Facebook post on Friday, the town of Sussex, N.B. is warning the public of a potential COVID-19 exposure at a popular sports centre in Sussex, N.B.
In the Facebook post the town says the exposure happened on Tuesday at the 8th Hussars Sports Centre.
Anyone who was at the sports centre on Tuesday is being asked to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms.
New Brunswick public health officials are warning of two other possible exposures that include:
The GoodLife Fitness Centre located at Moncton Junction Village Gym at 175 Ivan Rand Drive East in Moncton during the following dates and times:
- Nov. 6 between 8-9:30 a.m.
- Nov. 6 between 7-8:30 p.m.
- Nov. 9 between 8:30-10 p.m.
Aldo Shoes in the CF Champlain Mall located at 477 Paul St. In Dieppe during the following dates and times:
- Nov. 6 between 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Nov. 7 between 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Nov. 8 between 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Nov. 9 between 12-7:30 p.m.
- Nov. 10 between 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you were at any of these locations on the dates and times listed, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.
Should any COVID-19 symptoms develop, you should and to 811 to get tested or take the self-assessment online.
The number of cases are broken down by New Brunswick’s seven health zones:
- Zone 1 – Moncton region: 101 confirmed cases (7 active case)
- Zone 2 – Saint John region: 37 confirmed cases (4 active case)
- Zone 3 – Fredericton region: 76 confirmed cases (7 active cases)
- Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 8 confirmed cases
- Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 137 confirmed cases (2 active cases)
- Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 4 confirmed cases (1 active case)
- Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 4 confirmed cases (1 active case)
VEHICLE TRAFFIC INFORMATION
New Brunswick's online dashboard includes information about vehicle traffic attempting to enter the province.
On Saturday, 1,083 personal and 703 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the border into the province.
Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 30 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 1.7 per cent.