Health officials in New Brunswick’s Campbellton region have identified four new cases of COVID-19, all linked to the Manoir de la Vallée long-term care facility in Atholville.
Two of the people are in their 50s, while the other cases involve individuals in their 80s.
Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, also provided an update on the case announced on Tuesday. The patient is a temporary foreign worker and officials believe his reason for transmission is travel related. It marks the only active case in New Brunswick outside of the Campbellton region.
Temporary foreign workers are able to come to Canada, but they must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, which Russell said was the case with the infected individual in the Moncton region.
The latest four cases linked to the Manoir de la Vallée long-term care facility are part of the province’s biggest outbreak.
The province previously had no active cases after all of its patients had recovered by May 16. But since May 21, they’ve discovered 31 new cases in the Campbellton region, which includes one person who has recovered. They’re all part of a cluster that officials believe was started by a family doctor, who exposed at least 150 people to the virus in the health-care and community setting.
Of the province’s now 151 cases, there are five people in hospital, which includes one in intensive care. The death toll remains at one.