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11 new cases / public exposures

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The one case in Zone 1 (Moncton region) is an individual 20-29. This case is a contact of a previously reported case.

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

  • two people 60-69; and
  • an individual 70-79.

Two of these cases are contacts of a previously reported case and the other case is travel related.

The seven cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • an individual 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • an individual 40-49;
  • an individual 50-59;
  • an individual 60-69; and
  • an individual 70-79.

Five of the seven cases are contacts of a previously reported case, one is travel related and the other is under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,778. Since yesterday, two people have recovered for a total of 1,594 recoveries. There have been 33 deaths, and the number of active cases is 150. Twenty patients are hospitalized, including 12 in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 1,355 tests were conducted for a total of 274,548.

Exposure notifications

Public Health follows a standard process when addressing instances where the public may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. In cases where record-keeping is able to identify anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus in a given location, Public Health issues an announcement to alert those who could have been affected and provides instructions.

Public Health has identified potential public exposure to the virus at the following locations:

  • Best Western Plus Edmundston, 280 Hébert Blvd., Edmundston, between 3:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., on Sunday, April 11, and Monday, April 12.
  • Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre emergency department, 330 Université, Moncton, between 5:45 a.m. and 1 p.m., on Monday, April 12.
  • Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre X-ray department, 330 Université, Moncton, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., on Monday, April 12.

Public Health is now offering COVID-19 testing for all New Brunswickers who have been in a public exposure area, even it they are not currently experiencing any symptoms. Residents may request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment at the nearest screening centre.

People experiencing one or more symptoms are also encouraged to get tested.

Reminder of lockdown, Orange and Yellow levels

A section of Zone 4, including Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region, is in lockdown as per the province’s mandatory order. A detailed list of lockdown restrictions, including what can remain open and what must close, is available online.

The communities of Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark and Four Falls are now in the Orange level.

All other zones and communities in the province, including the Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick regions in Zone 4, remain in the Yellow level.

No travel is permitted in and out of the lockdown area or within the lockdown area except when necessary, such as for vaccinations, medical appointments, work or to purchase essential goods. No travel is recommended in or out of areas in the Orange level. This recommendation includes no travel to sporting or entertainment events in other zones. Travel among Yellow level areas is permitted.

17 April 2021

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