One more resident of the Manoir de la Vallée long-term care facility in Atholville has passed away, marking the second COVID-19 related victim in the province.
Health officials in New Brunswick also identified three new cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton region. Two of them involve health-care employees and at the Campbellton Regional Hospital and the other case is a health-care employee at Manoir de la Vallée. They range in age from 20-59.
Of the province’s now 157 cases, there are four people in hospital (down by one since Friday), which includes one in intensive care, and two fatalities.
New Brunswick previously had no active cases after all of its patients had recovered by May 16. But since May 21, they’ve discovered 36 new cases in the Campbellton region, which includes six people who have recovered (up by one).
They’re all part of a cluster that officials believe was started by a family doctor at Campbellton Regional Hospital, who exposed at least 150 people to the virus in the health-care and community setting, eventually leading to the outbreak at Manoir de la Vallée.
On Thursday, CBC News reported that the medical professional, Dr. Jean Robert Ngola, is seeking an apology from Premier Blaine Higgs after a private investigation determined he’s not “patient zero.”