Two new cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick

New Brunswick – Two new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the province over Tuesday, July 14 and Wednesday, July 15.

The July 14 case is an individual between 20 and 29 in Zone 1 – the Moncton region. It is a case related to travel outside the Atlantic bubble and the individual is self-isolating.

The July 15 case is a temporary foreign worker between 20 and 29 in Zone 1 – the Moncton region – who has been self-isolating.

Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell said self-isolation “continues to be a very important public health measure” and following existing self-isolation protocols significantly reduces risk of spreading the virus.

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.

As of today, Wednesday, July 15, the number of confirmed cases in the province is 168, with 163 recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are three active cases. To date, 47,271 tests have been conducted.

A COVID-19 dashboard is available online at the following links to provide New Brunswickers with quick access to more information regarding the pandemic in the province:

The site allows users to see more location-specific data than the previous coronavirus information web page.

For a more basic look at the virus in the province, go to www.gnb.ca/coronavirus

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