COVID-19 round-up for Wednesday, June 17 – one new case in NB, feds announce release date for fiscal update

New Brunswick – There is one new case of COVID-19 in Zone 5, the Campbellton region, today, Wednesday, June 17.

The new case is a health-care employee between 20 and 29 who works and was exposed in Zone 5 but resides in Zone 3 (Fredericton region). This individual is self-isolating and being monitored by Public Health.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 164, with 133 recovered, including 12 related to the cluster in Zone 5. There have been two deaths, and the number of active cases is 29. Four patients are hospitalized with one in an intensive care unit. As of today, 38,714 tests have been conducted.

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

From outside Rideau Cottage today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the government would be releasing an economic and fiscal snapshot on Wednesday, July 8 in the House of Commons.

“This will give Canadians a picture of where our economy is right now, how our response compares to that of other countries, and what we can expect for the months to come,” said Trudeau.

Also mentioned today were:

– $500 million available to researchers studying viruses and AI via a grants program

– available beginning today, the Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund

– available Monday, the Canadian Seafood Stabilization Fund which was announced previously

For all funding opportunities, benefit programs, 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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