Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 23 new cases of COVID-19; active case total rises to 246

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 23 new cases of COVID-19; active case total rises to 246
Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 23 new cases of COVID-19; active case total rises to 246

Public Health is reporting 23 new cases in New Brunswick on Thursday, with cases in six of the seven zones.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the chief medical officer of health, made the announcement at a livestreamed update. Premier Blaine Higgs will also speak at the update.

There are now 246 active cases in the province, Russell said.

The new cases break down as follows:

Moncton region, Zone 1:

7 cases

Saint John region, Zone 2:

2 cases

Fredericton region, Zone 3:

4 cases

Edmundston region, Zone 4:

5 cases

Campbellton region, Zone 5:

4 cases

Bathurst region, Zone 6:

1 case

Two more schools confirm cases
A school in Moncton and a school in Quispamsis have new cases of COVID-19.

Edith Cavell School on Park Street, for students in kindergarten to Grade 8, announced a second case in an email to parents on Wednesday night.

The school is closed Thursday for a second consecutive day and students will learn from home.

Kennebecasis Valley High School closed Thursday morning, and the Anglophone South School District later reported the school’s first case of COVID-19 in an email to parents.

Both schools say they’re working with Public Health to identify any students or staff who may have been in contact with the positive cases.

“We understand you may feel anxious over the coming days,” the district said in an email to parents.

“Public Health officials will contact you if your child has been in close contact with the confirmed case and will tell you if your child needs to self-isolate.”

At both schools, only those contacted by Public Health will need to self-isolate.

Edith Cavell was one of two schools to confirm COVID-19 cases Wednesday.

The Anglophone East School district announced the school’s first positive case in a tweet.

Polyvalente-A.-M. Sormany High School in Edmundston also reported a positive case of COVID-19, but it remains open.

Several schools have reported cases since the holidays.

Three schools asked students and staff to self-isolate over the weekend, after they all reported cases.

Académie Notre-Dame in Dalhousie in Campbellton reported one case, while Townsview School announced one case and three cases were confirmed at Woodstock High School.

The cases were all confirmed Saturday.

Garderie Tic Tac Toe, a Dalhousie daycare centre, also reported one case.

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