New Brunswick reports two new cases of COVID-19; potential flight exposure
HALIFAX -- The province of New Brunswick is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to five.
One of the cases is being reported in the Saint John region (Zone 2), an individual between 60 and 69, who had travelled outside of the Atlantic bubble and is now self-isolating.
The other case is being reported Moncton region (Zone 1), involving an individual between 20 and 29, who had travelled internationally and is now self-isolating.
On Sunday, the province completed 549 COVID-19 tests.
Prior to Monday's new cases, the province last reported a new case on Saturday, involving an individual in Zone 2 (Saint John region) between the ages 20 and 29. That case is related to travel outside the Atlantic Bubble and the individual is self-isolating.
New Brunswick has had 203 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those, 196 are recovered and two people have died.
To date, a total of 80,455 tests have been conducted in the province.
There is currently no one in hospital as a result of COVID-19.
POTENTIAL FLIGHT EXPOSURE
N.B. public health is advising of the following potential exposure on a pair of flights from Mexico City to Moncton.
- Air Canada Flight 0992 – from Mexico City to Toronto on Sept. 29; and
- Air Canada Flight 8910 – from Toronto to Moncton on Sept. 30.
Individuals who travelled on these flights should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the flight. Should symptoms develop, they are directed to self-isolate and to call 811.
COVID-19 CASES IN NEW BRUNSWICK
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are broken down by New Brunswick’s seven health zones:
Zone 1 – Moncton region: 48 confirmed cases (1 active case)
Zone 2 – Saint John region: 30 confirmed cases (2 active cases)
Zone 3 – Fredericton region: 58 confirmed cases (1 active case, though the person is staying in Ontario until they recover.)
Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 8 confirmed cases
Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 53 confirmed cases
Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 3 confirmed cases (1 active case)
Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 3 confirmed cases
The province recently announced that residents can take an online self-assessment if they are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.
VEHICLE TRAFFIC INFORMATION
New Brunswick's online dashboard also includes information about vehicle traffic attempting to enter the New Brunswick border.
On Sunday, 9,109 personal and 1,996 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the border into the province.
Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 36 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 0.3 per cent.