New Brunswick reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. Four previously reported cases are now considered recovered, bumping the number of active cases in the province to 82.
The new cases involve:
one individual 30-39 in Zone 2 (Saint John region);
two individuals under 19 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region); and
one individual 40-49 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region).
N.B. health says those four cases are close contacts of previously confirmed cases and are self isolating.
The fifth case involves an individual 70-79 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region). That case is related to international travel and is self-isolating.
Three people are currently in New Brunswick hospitals due to COVID-19, with all three patients now in intensive care.
As of Tuesday, 134,518 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in New Brunswick.
To date, the number of confirmed cases in the province is 541, of which 452 have recovered and seven have died. This leaves 82 active cases.
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 (12 active cases)
Zone 2 – Saint John region: 124 confirmed cases (42 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.
CASE AT FREDERICTON HIGH SCHOOL
One of New Brunswick’s largest high schools was closed to students on Tuesday after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed at the school.
Fredericton High School transitioned to a full ‘learning from home day’ on Tuesday after an individual associated with the school was diagnosed with COVID-19.
In an email sent to students and families late Monday night, David McTimoney, superintendent of New Brunswick’s Anglophone West School District confirmed the case.
McTimoney says contact tracing by Public Health began Monday night. If a student is not contacted by Public Health, then they can continue with regular activities.
It is expected that in-person classes will resume on Wednesday for students with a last name beginning with the letters A-L.
The Fredericton region returned to the Yellow alert level effective Monday. As of Monday, there were 17 active cases confirmed in the region.