COVID-19 weekly round-up – one new case in New Brunswick


New Brunswick – For the first time in over two weeks, there is one new case of COVID-19 in the province today.

The new case is an individual between the ages of 40 and 49 and is in Zone 3 – the Fredericton region. The case is travel-related case and the individual is self-isolating.

All zones in New Brunswick continue to remain in the Yellow phase of recovery.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, visitors and residents are reminded to:

  • maintain physical distancing (2 m/6 ft);
  • wear a community face mask when physical distancing is difficult to maintain;
  • limit contact with people at higher risk, such as older adults and those with chronic health conditions;
  • clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often;
  • frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom, when preparing food and before eating. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • when coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand;
    • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards; and
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • stay home when ill.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 166 and 163 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and there is one active case. As of today, 45,522 tests have been conducted.

The state of emergency mandatory order was renewed Thursday, July 9, under the authority of the Emergency Measures Act.

For information on COVID-19 in the province, go to www.gnb.ca/coronavirus  

editor@stcroixcourier.ca