New Brunswick Public Health reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, boosting the number of active cases in the province to 55.
This is the highest number of daily cases reported in New Brunswick since Nov. 21, when 23 new cases were reported.
Twelve of the new cases are in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and include:
two people 19 and under;
four people in their 20s;
two people in their 30s;
one person in their 40s;
one person in their 50s;
one person in their 60s; and
one person in their 80s.
There are three cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) including one person in their 20s and two people in their 60s.
The other two new cases are in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) and include a person in their 20s and a person in their 70s.
All of these people are self-isolating and the cases are under investigation.
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Public health says this brings the number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick to 635. Of those, 570 have recovered and there are 55 active cases. Nine people have died.
One patient is hospitalized and isin intensive care.
As of Monday, New Brunswick public health has conducted 154,556 tests.
“If you have even mild symptoms, stay home and get tested,” Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health,said in a news release. “Even with mild symptoms, do not go to work or attend social or family get-togethers. Do not rely on known travel history of yourself and others to dismiss symptoms as being COVID-19 related. Remember, if you have travelled you must self-isolate for a full 14 days.”