New Brunswick – The province announced one new case of COVID-19 in a press release today, Tuesday, June 23.
The new case is an individual between 50 and 59 in Zone 1 – the Moncton region – and is a travel-related case. The individual was self-isolating at the time of diagnosis and there were no close contacts.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 165 and 143 have recovered, including 22 related to the outbreak in Zone 5 – Campbellton region. Twenty cases are active, two individuals are in the hospital, with one in the ICU. The province has seen two COVID-19 related deaths. As of today, 40,832 tests have been conducted in New Brunswick.
All areas of New Brunswick with the exception of Zone 5 are currently in the Yellow level of the COVID-19 phased recovery plan, which is aimed at the gradual reopening of businesses and activities while working to prevent a resurgence of transmission. Zone 5 remains at the Orange level.
Information on public health recovery phases, measures and guidelines is available online.
Last week, changes were made to testing protocols. Now, 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;
- a new onset of fatigue;
- a new onset of muscle pain;
- loss of sense of taste or loss of sense of smell; and
- in children, purple markings on the fingers or toes.
Those exhibiting one symptom must 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 their test results are known. Individuals 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 held today.
For information on benefit programs, application portals, Canada’s job bank, and up-to-date details on COVID-19 in Canada, go to www.canada.ca