Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 1 new COVID-19 case in Saint John region

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New Brunswick reported one new case of COVID-19 on Wednesday in the Saint John region. With nine previously reported cases now considered recovered, the number of active cases in the province has dropped to 74.

The new case involves one person in their 30s in Zone 2 (Saint John region). New Brunswick Health says the case is related to travel and the person is self-isolating.

Three people are currently in New Brunswick hospitals due to COVID-19, with all three patients in intensive care.

As of Wednesday, 135,266 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in New Brunswick.

To date, the number of confirmed cases in the province is 542, of which 461 have recovered and seven have died. This leaves 74 active cases.

POTENTIAL EXPOSURE ON FLIGHT TO SAINT JOHN

New Brunswick Public Health is advising of a potential public exposure on a Dec. 6 flight to Saint John.

On Dec. 9, Public Health identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on Dec. 6 while on the following flights:

Air Canada Flight 865 – from London to Montreal, arrived at 4:20 p.m.
Air Canada Flight 8792 – from Montreal to Saint John, arrived at 9:20 p.m.
All individuals who travelled on these flights should continue to follow the directives given to them when they registered for travel to New Brunswick

CASES THROUGHOUT NEW BRUNSWICK

The number of cases are broken down by New Brunswick’s seven health zones:

Zone 1 – Moncton region: 145 confirmed cases (9 active cases)
Zone 2 – Saint John region: 125 confirmed cases (37 active cases)
Zone 3 – Fredericton region: 105 confirmed cases (17 active cases)
Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 16 confirmed cases (8 active cases)
Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 137 confirmed cases
Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 10 confirmed cases (3 active cases)
Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 4 confirmed cases

Residents can take an online self-assessment if they are experiencing mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms.

SAINT JOHN ZONE REMAINS ORANGE

New Brunswick’s Zone 2 (Saint John region) remains at the Orange alert level for the time being, as Public Health says there are still a number of active cases in this zone and the risk of transmission or outbreaks remains high.

As of Wednesday, 37 of the province’s 74 active cases are in the Saint John zone.

Public Health will continue to monitor progress in this region in the hope of returning Zone 2 to the Yellow alert level as soon as possible.

As of Monday, restrictions in New Brunswick’s Moncton region (Zone 1) and Fredericton region (Zone 3) have been loosened to the Yellow alert level.

Recovery level rules are available online. In the Yellow level, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed. This includes wearing a mask in most indoor public places. Face masks must also be worn when ordering food or drinks at a drive-thru.

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