Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 6 new cases of COVID-19, confirmed cases in 2 schools

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New Brunswick reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of active cases to 94.

In a press briefing, Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, said four of the cases are in Zone 2 (Saint John area) and two are in Zone 1 (Moncton area).

According to the province, the two cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) involve two people aged 20 to 29.

The four cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) involve two people aged 19 or under, one in their 20s and one in their 30s.All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.“By wearing a mask when in public, avoiding large gatherings and reducing your close contacts, you can break the chain of infections now spreading in our province and help return all regions of New Brunswick to the yellow level of recovery,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.

The province said the number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 451 and 350 people have recovered.There have been seven deaths, and the number of active cases is 94 with no hospitalized cases. As of Tuesday, 117,588 tests have been conducted.

Schools and child care in Zone 2
On Nov. 23, positive cases of the coronavirus were confirmed at Lakefield Elementary School in Quispamsis and at Rothesay High School in Rothesay, the province announced on Tuesday.The school communities have been notified, the province said. In addition, a positive case was confirmed at Little Blossoms Learning Centre in Quispamsis and the affected families have been notified.Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy, who was also at the briefing, said at this time, no student-to-student transmission has been determined in any schools.

In a statement, the province said students in all Grade 7 classes of Hampton Middle School will learn from home throughout the remainder of the week and staff will communicate directly with families regarding any other potential changes to learning.In the meantime, Simonds High School and Harbour View High School in Saint John will stay open unless families and staff are notified otherwise.

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