New Brunswick hasn’t reported a new case of COVID-19 in two weeks, while all 118 of its patients have now recovered from the virus.
“Achieving this two-week milestone is significant,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “But I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for us to continue practising physical distancing, wearing face masks and staying home as much as possible.”
Since April 18, when the province identified its last case, health officials have administered 4,711 tests for COVID-19, which have all come back negative.
New Brunswick is now the only province in Canada with no active cases of COVID-19. Prince Edward Island has three, after 24 of its 27 patients have recovered from the respiratory disease, while Newfoundland and Labrador has 18 active cases and 231 recoveries.
New Brunswick started to loosen physical distancing restrictions on April 24, as part of a four-phase recovery process. People are now allowed to stay in two households, including their own, while co-workers and neighbours can resume carpooling if the passenger sits in the backseat.