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One new case (Saint John Region) / St. Stephen – Baileyville, Maine Update

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.

The new case is an individual between 20 and 29 in Zone 2 (Saint John region). The case is related to travel from outside the Atlantic bubble and the individual is self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 201 and 193 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and the number of active cases is six. As of today, 79,422 tests have been conducted.

Update: St. Stephen – Baileyville, Maine

The Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Department of Health, is aware of 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19 related to Woodland Pulp located in Baileyville, Maine and is working closely with Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other partner agencies.

“At this time, we are not aware of any confirmed cases from this site of employment that pose a risk to the residents of St. Stephen,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “We anticipate that over the coming two days we will receive additional results from the testing being undertaken in Maine.”

In the meantime, residents of St. Stephen are reminded of the importance of complying with public health measures that include:

  • physical distancing;
  • wearing masks in public spaces when physical distancing is not possible;
  • avoiding contact with vulnerable people, and;
  • frequent hand washing or sanitizing.

Everyone should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19. If you or a member of your family are showing symptoms and want to get tested, take the self-assessment online for further direction.

03 October 2020

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