Coronavirus Canada updates: No cases in New Brunswick for eighth straight day

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Health officials in New Brunswick haven’t identified a new patient for the eighth straight day, as its total stays at 118.

Of those cases, 111 have been resolved, setting a recovery rate of 94 per cent. Seven active cases remain in the entire province, which has a population of about 770,000.

“We are in a fortunate position in New Brunswick,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, in a press release. “But this is still the time to be patient and vigilant.”

Since its last diagnosis on April 18, health officials have administered 2,679 of their 13,026 tests for the respiratory virus.

There are four people in hospital, and no one in intensive care. New Brunswick has yet to report a death.

On Friday, New Brunswick started to loosen physical distancing restrictions as part of a four-phase recovery process. People are now allowed to stay in two households, including their own, while co-workers and neighbours can resume carpooling if the passenger sits in the backseat.


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