COVID-19 round-up for Saturday, April 11 – the no news is good news edition

New Brunswick – In a statement released by the province Saturday, April 11, there were zero new cases of COVID-19 to report, keeping the current number steady at 112.

Of the 112 previously confirmed cases, 64 are travel-related, 36 are close contacts of confirmed cases, six are the result of community transmission and six are currently under investigation.

Of the ten who have been hospitalized, five have been discharged. Three of the five patients who remain in hospital are in an intensive care unit.

To date, 70 people have recovered.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer for the province, said, “The results are encouraging but it is too soon to conclude that the spread of this pandemic is slowing in the province.”

Up-to-date provincial information about COVID-19 is available online.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not offer his regular press briefing outside Rideau Cottage today as the wage subsidy bill was being debated by a smattering of MP’s and party leaders in the House of Commons today, and it is expected the bill will pass when parliament reconvenes.

You can watch the debate by going to the CPAC page on YouTube.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, there were 22,559 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada. Quebec still has the highest number of cases at 11,677, followed by Ontario at 6,648.

For all the up-to-date national information is available at www.canada.ca

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