New Brunswick reported eight new cases of COVID-19 and one death on Wednesday.
Of these, six are in the Fredericton region, public health officials said in a May 19 release. A breakdown of the cases shows five are close contacts of previous cases and the other is travel-related.
The Edmundston region has one new case, which is also a close contact of a previous case.
Finally, the Saint John region had one new case, which was travel-related and the individual is isolating out of the province.
The province also reported a new COVID-19 related death, an individual over the age of 90, bringing the total death count to 43.
Additionally, a positive COVID-19 case was confirmed at the Fredericton Christian Academy on May 18. The school was closed today, May 19, and will be closed on the May 20 and 21.
Public health is also warning of two possible COVID-19 exposure sites at restaurants in Fredericton on May 14.
Irving Big Stop Blue Canoe restaurant, 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, on Friday, May 14, between 10:30 a.m. and noon.
Pizza Delight, 243 St. Mary’s St., Fredericton on Friday, May 14, between noon and 2 p.m.
Also beginning May 19, anyone travelling between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia at the Sackville-Amherst and at Baie-Verte-Tidnish Road may notice increased screening.
To avoid disruptions, travellers entering the province need an approved New Brunswick Travel Registration and any supporting documentation.
There are 116 active cases in N.B. with a total of 2,091 confirmed cases since March 2020. Since May 18, 12 people have recovered for a total of 1,913 recoveries.
There are seven people in hospital in N.B., including three in ICU, as well as four hospitalized out of province with one in the ICU.