Four new cases of COVID-19 in the province – all were already self-isolating

New Brunswick – Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 today, Wednesday, August 5.

All four of the new cases are temporary foreign workers, between 30 and 39, who arrived in Moncton and began immediately self-isolating prior to beginning their jobs in the Miramichi.

On day 10 the four workers were tested and subsequently diagnosed. They will continue to self-isolate until cleared by Public Health.

Because they were destined to work in the Miramichi region (Zone 7) they are considered Zone 7 cases by Public Health.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell said already self-isolating when diagnosed is the overall goal, as it means the risk of transmission is low, limiting potential spread of the virus. “Our protocols are working,” said Russell.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 174, with 168 recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are four active cases. As of Wednesday, August 5, 53,699 tests have been conducted.

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