New Brunswick health officials are expected to provide a provincial update on the coronavirus on Thursday.
Premier Blaine Higgs will be joined by Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, at 2:30 p.m.
The province reported 21 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 317. All new cases were self-isolating and were under investigation, the province said.
Zone 4, the Edmundston region, had 103 active cases as of Wednesday, nearly a third of the provincial total. That zone, and zones 1, 2 and 3, remain under the red level of COVID-19 recovery.
New Brunswick has confirmed a total of 1,025 cases of COVID-19 and said 694 of those have recovered as of Wednesday.
Several school cases were also confirmed on Wednesday.
One case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Edith Cavell School in Moncton and the school community has been notified.
Another case was confirmed at École Saint-Jacques in Saint-Jacques in Zone 4. Because the school is located in a red zone, it will be closed to students for three days as the staff are tested. The province says the child-care centre, Halte Scolaire École Saint-Jacques, located within the school will also be closed.
The Anglophone East School District said Wednesday evening that a confirmed case of COVID-19 has closed Riverview High School for at least the next three days as well.
The province also declared an outbreak at a special care home, Manoir Belle Vue, in Edmundston. The province said all residents were tested on Tuesday, and an outbreak management team is on-site to provide “support for residents and the facility’s clinical care team.”