Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 20 new COVID-19 cases; active cases rise to 334

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 20 new COVID-19 cases; active cases rise to 334
Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 20 new COVID-19 cases; active cases rise to 334

Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.

The cases have been identified in the Moncton region, Edmundston region and the Miramichi region.

The 10 cases in Zone 1 (Moncton) involves:

Four individuals 19 and under
An individual in their 20s
An individual in their 30s
An individual in their 50s
Two individuals in their 60s
An individual in their 70s
The nine cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston) involve:

Two individuals 19 and under
An individual in their 20s
An individual in their 40s
Three individuals in their 50s
An individual in their 60s
An individual in their 80s
The one case in Zone 7 (Miramichi) involves:

An individual in their 50s
All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

“We are seeing encouraging trends, but the reliability of this information depends on those who have symptoms getting tested immediately, said chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell in a press release issued on Sunday. “We will be more confident in our decision making – and zone restrictions are more likely to be eased – if more New Brunswickers, in all health zones, who have symptoms get tested.”

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,124 and 776 have recovered. There have been 13 deaths, and the number of active cases is 334. Currently, five patients are hospitalized with two in intensive care.

As of Sunday, 185,936 COVID-19 tests have been conducted.

ZONE 4 IN LOCKDOWN

On Saturday night, Zone 4 (Edmundston region) went into lockdown at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday under the province’s mandatory order.

A detailed list of lockdown restrictions, including what can remain open and what must close, is available online. These restrictions are expected to stay in place for a minimum of 14 days.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travel into New Brunswick was also further restricted as of Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

Everyone entering the province will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Exceptions will include those who travel back and forth daily for work, commercial transportation operators, and those that must travel for medical care, child care and child custody. However, most of these travellers will have to be tested weekly, and testing access will be improved to facilitate this requirement.

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