COVID-19 round-up for Saturday, May 30 – the everybody’s workin’ for the weekend edition

New Brunswick – There is one new case of COVID-19 under investigation in the province today.

This new case is an individual between the ages of 70 to 79, and in Zone 5, the Campbellton region.

This brings the total number of cases in the province to 129, nine cases are active, three cases are hospitalized, but none remain in the intensive care unit.

A press release issued by the province said even if you have already been tested, to be vigilant and watch for symptoms of the virus.

If you or a member of your family are showing two of the following symptoms, 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. In this instance, testing will be done even if none of the other symptoms are present.

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

Zone 5 remains at the Orange level of the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan, while the remainder of the province is in the Yellow phase, but restrictions which were to have been lifted Friday, May 29 will now be on hold until Friday, June 5 at the earliest.

Officials from WorkSafeNB and the Department of Public Safety are in Zone 5 to ensure compliance, and will closely monitor and assess the ongoing situation. Those with concerns can contact a toll-free information line by calling 1-844-462-8387 or by emailing helpaide@gnb.ca

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

The press release also reminds New Brunswickers to slow the spread of COVID-19, take the following steps:

  • Stay in your own home, or within your two-household bubble, as much as possible.
  • Maintain two metres of physical distance between yourself and others when you go out.
  • When physical distancing cannot be maintained, face masks that cover your mouth and nose will be required to be worn in public.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly several times a day.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into your sleeve/elbow
  • Regularly clean commonly touched surfaces in your home, such as doorknobs and countertops.

Up-to-date information about COVID-19, including the latest data on confirmed cases and laboratory testing in New Brunswick is available online.

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

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did not hold a briefing today.

For information on benefit plans, application portals, Canada’s job bank, and up-to-date information on COVID-19 in Canada, go to www.canada.ca

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