COVID-19 round-up for Thursday, May 21 – the streak is broken edition

New Brunswick – The streak has been broken, and there is one new case of COVID-19 in the province today.

This new case is under investigation, in zone 5 – the Campbellton region – and the individual is under 19-years-old. 

This brings the total number of cases in New Brunswick to 121, with only this one case active.

To date, 21,474 tests have been completed, which is +/- 2.76 per cent of the population.

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

When asked Wednesday if New Brunswick would be moving to the Yellow Phase on Friday, NB Premier Blaine Higgs answered with a straightforward “yes”.

Yellow includes extended family and friends bubbles, and public gathering of 50 people or less, with physical distancing regulations in place.

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

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.

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

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

From outside the now very familiar Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced $75 million in new funding for Indigenous organizations providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres and off reserve.

“To mount an effective response to this crisis, we must adapt our approach and our programs to recognize and meet the particular needs of all Indigenous peoples,” said Trudeau, “including those living in urban areas and off reserve.”

This additional support is aimed at providing funding for community based projects that “address the critical needs of Indigenous populations during this crisis” which includes support for Elders, education materials for Indigenous children, transportation, food security, mental health support services and protective equipment.

For application portals, benefit information and break-downs, and updates on COVID-19 across the country, go to www.canada.ca

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