New Brunswick records 118 new COVID-19 cases, P.E.I. declares outbreak at school

Coronavirus: Quebec reports 3,300 COVID-19-related hospitalizations
Coronavirus: Quebec reports 3,300 COVID-19-related hospitalizations

New Brunswick is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19.

The province said Sunday that the 87 virus recoveries logged in the previous 24 hours bring the active case count to 752.

New Brunswick entered Level 1 of its three-tier pandemic winter action plan Sunday, which imposes capacity limits of 20 people for informal indoor household get-togethers and 50 for informal gatherings outdoors.

The plan also dictates that masking will be required outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained, while physical distancing will be mandatory in indoor public spaces that do not require proof of vaccination.

Meanwhile in Prince Edward Island, the province’s chief public health officer has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at a school in the community of Souris.

Dr. Heather Morrison says a total of three cases have been linked to École La-Belle-Cloche over the weekend, more are expected to surface in the coming days, and the school will be closed for the week starting Monday.

She says students can expect to shift to online learning as of Wednesday.

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