Zone 4, the Edmundston region, moves to full lock down, province sees 30 new cases of COVID-19

New Brunswick – With cases continuing to grow, Zone 4, the Edmundston region, will move to a full lock down at midnight on Saturday, Jan. 23, and the lock down will remain in effect for 14 days.  At that point, a reassessment will be made.

In a live press briefing from Fredericton today, Friday, Jan. 22, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, said the objective is to “reduce opportunities for transmission”, by limiting the general movement of the population to “the greatest extent possible”.

Russell said this included no unnecessary travel in and out of Zone 4.

“The measures being announced today are stern, but they are necessary,” said Russell.

There are now 309 cases per 100,000 people in Zone 4, which is approximately six times the provincial average of 59 per 100,000.

Russell said discussions over the return of Zone 2 to the Orange phase of recovery could possibly happen as early as Sunday, January 24 to Monday, Jan. 25.

A detailed list of lockdown restrictions is available online.

Thirty new cases were announced today.

Eight cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region)

  • an individual 20-29;
  • an individual 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • two people 60-69; and
  • two people 70-79.

One case in Zone 2 (Saint John region)

  • an individual 40-49.

One case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region)

  • an individual 50-59

Nineteen cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region)

  • an individual 19 and under;
  • two people 20-29;
  • an individual 30-39;
  • an individual 40-49;
  • three people 50-59;
  • two people 60-69;
  • three people 70-79;
  • six people 80-89.

One case in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) an individual 60-69

All are self-isolating and under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,087 with 742 recovered. There have been 13 deaths, and there are 331 active cases. Five individuals are hospitalized, with three in intensive care. As of today, 181,797 tests have been conducted.  If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, you can call 811 to arrange testing.