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Four new cases of COVID-19

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

The new cases consist of two individuals between 40 and 49 in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and are related to international travel. The individuals arrived in Moncton and are self-isolating. The other two cases are individuals under the age of 10 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and are contacts of a previously-related case and they are self-isolating.

“It’s up to all of us to slow the spread of the virus,” said Dr. Cristin Muecke, deputy chief medical officer of health. “We must embrace healthy habits, get tested for any COVID-19 symptoms, and follow the mandatory order.”

Public Health has identified that the two new confirmed COVID-19 cases who were international travellers might have been infectious while travelling on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight AC-891 – Rome to Toronto on August 3, 2020
  • Air Canada Flight AC-8910 – Toronto to Moncton on August 4, 2020

Individuals who have been on these flights are asked to self-monitor for 14 days after the flight for symptoms. Should symptoms develop, please self-isolate and call 811.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 184 and 169 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are 13 active cases. As of today, 56,530 tests have been conducted. 15-08-20

Les McLaughlin

Les McLaughlin is a website developer by day and a local news reporter/community ambassador by night. You can reach him by email at les@villageofblackville.com.

5 Comments

  1. Douglas R Vipond on August 16, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    So much for doing a good job. Time for our government to stand up tighten their belts and earn their money.

  2. Karey Ingalls on August 16, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Dr. Russell will handle this!

  3. Donna D. Belanger on August 16, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Still getting new cases and they are opening schools. WTF?

  4. Adele Caissie on August 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Did then figure out where the people in Fredericton had gotten it from?

  5. Stephen Gillespie on August 16, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    And they wants open schools and borders!!!!

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