Moncton and Fredericton regions shift back to Yellow phase of recovery while Saint John region lingers in Orange

New Brunswick – On the heels of reassessment of Zones 1 and 3, the Moncton and the Fredericton regions, public health has supported the all-party cabinet committee recommendation to move those regions from the Orange back to the Yellow phase of recovery commencing at midnight tonight, Sunday, Dec. 6.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, said while Zone 2, the Saint John region (which includes Charlotte County) has seen vastly improved compliance with public health regulations, the “number of active cases is too high, and the risk of transmission too great”, and Zone 2 will remain in the Orange phase “for the time being”.

Russell said it’s likely a reassessment of Zone 2 will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

Recovery level rules are available online.

New cases

Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 today:

  • one individual 19 and under in Zone 1;
  • one individual 60 to 69 in Zone 2;
  • one individual 90 and over in Zone 2; and
  • one individual 60 to 69 in Zone 4 (Edmundston region).

All of these cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick is 534, with 445 have recovered. The number of active cases is 82, with two cases currently in the hospital, including one in intensive care. The province has seen seven deaths as a result of the virus.  As of today, 133,087 tests have been conducted, or 17.03 per cent of the population.