Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 6 new cases of COVID-19; more cases confirmed at schools

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 6 new cases of COVID-19; more cases confirmed at schools
Coronavirus Canada Updates: New Brunswick reports 6 new cases of COVID-19; more cases confirmed at schools

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

Four of the new cases are in the Saint John region (Zone 2) while two are in the Moncton region (Zone 1).

The four cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

two people under 19
one person in their 20s
one person in their 30s
The two cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) both involve individuals in their 20s.

All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

To date, the number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 451 and 350 have recovered, leaving 94 active cases in the province.

On Monday, New Brunswick health confirmed the seventh death from COVID-19 in the province involving a person in their 80s who died Monday in Zone 2 (Saint John region) as the result of underlying complications, including COVID-19.

No one is currently in hospital due to COVID-19.

As of Tuesday, New Brunswick public health had conducted 117,588 tests for COVID-19.

The province has confirmed 108 new cases in the month of November, trailing only October’s 143 new cases for most new cases in one month.

POSITIVE CASES AT SEVEN SCHOOLS, TWO CHILD CARE CENTRES

As of Monday night, a total of seven schools have been impacted by positive cases and potential exposure in New Brunswick’s zone two and three.

There have also been two child care centres impacted this week, Dominic Cardy, New Brunswick’s Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, announced on Tuesday.

Some students from at least four of those schools will be learning from home for the time being.

“We do have a handful of classes at Hampton Middle School and Lakefield Elementary School in Zone 2, and Centreville School and Montgomery Street School in Zone 3, that will be learning from home over the next week or two,” said Cardy during Tuesday’s news update.

Despite that, Cardy says that students who are not instructed otherwise, should continue to go to school.

“I know this is an incredibly stressful time, but we have not seen any evidence of student-to-student transmission at schools to this point. Unless you’ve heard from public health, students need to continue to go to school,” said Cardy.

On Sunday, positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed at Montgomery Street School in Fredericton and at Centreville School in Centreville.

Public health says the schools have notified the communities and that “no student-to-student transmission has been determined in any schools,” the province said in a news release. “If you or a family member has been in close contact with these cases, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact.”

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