COVID-19 round-up for Saturday, June 20 – one new case in Zone 5

Internet photo Manoir de la Vallee, Atholville, NB

New Brunswick – There is one new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the province today, Saturday, June 20.

The new case is an individual between 50 and 59 in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) and is linked to the outbreak at long term care facility Manoir de la Vallée in Atholville.

Quick facts:

  • There are 164 confirmed cases in NB, as one false positive was detected.
  • 135 cases have recovered, included 14 related to the cluster in Zone 5
  • The province has seen two deaths
  • There are 27 active cases
  • Two patients are in ICU
  • As of today, June 20, 40,255 tests have been conducted

Yesterday, all regions of New Brunswick other than Zone 5 moved into the next portion of the Yellow phase of recovery.

Information on public health recovery phases, measures and guidelines is available online.

If you or a member of your family are showing one of the following symptoms and want to get tested for COVID-19, contact Tele-Care 811 or your primary health-care provider for further direction:

·         fever above 38°C or signs of fever (such as chills);

·         a new cough or worsening chronic cough;

·         sore throat;

·         runny nose;

·         headache;

·         a new onset of fatigue;

·         a new onset of muscle pain;

·         diarrhea;

·         loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell; and

·         in children, purple markings on the fingers or toes.

If you have one symptom you need to self-monitor but not self-isolate. Anyone with two symptoms should call 811. Based upon an assessment test, they may be referred for testing and will be asked to self-isolate until your test results are known. People with positive results will be contacted by Public Health and monitored through follow-up calls

A self-assessment will help you determine if you should be tested for COVID-19.

There was no federal briefing today. For information on the various funding and benefit programs, application portals, Canada’s job bank, and up-to-date information on COVID-19 nationally, go to www.canada.ca

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