New Brunswick resident visiting Quebec is province's newest case of COVID-19
Officials say the person is from the Edmundston region, but was staying in Quebec before the onset of symptoms, was tested in that province and will remain there until they have recovered.
FREDERICTON -- New Brunswick is reporting one new case of COVID-19, ending a streak of seven consecutive days without a new confirmed case.
Public health officials say the individual who contracted the virus is a resident of the provincial health zone that includes the Edmundston region.
Officials say the person was staying in Quebec before the onset of symptoms, was tested in that province and will remain there until they have recovered.
There have been 193 confirmed cases of the infection in New Brunswick and 188 people have recovered.
Two people have died from the disease in the province, and there are three active cases.
To date, 65,169 tests have been conducted.
The number of cases is broken down by New Brunswick’s seven health zones:
- Zone 1 – Moncton region: 43 confirmed cases (1 active case)
- Zone 2 – Saint John region: 28 confirmed cases (1 active case)
- Zone 3 – Fredericton region: 57 confirmed cases
- Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 8 confirmed cases (1 active case)
- Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 53 confirmed cases
- Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 2 confirmed cases
- Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 2 confirmed cases
VEHICLE TRAFFIC INFORMATION
New Brunswick's online dashboard also includes information about vehicle traffic attempting to enter the New Brunswick border.
On Wednesday, 8,328 personal and 4,127 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the border into the province.
Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 41 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 0.3 per cent.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 10, 2020.
With files from CTV Atlantic.