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Province records third death related to COVID-19 / five new cases / exposure notification

FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick has recorded its third death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health confirmed that an individual between 60 and 69 died today in Zone 1 (Moncton region) as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19.

“I am deeply saddened to learn there has been another death in our province related to COVID-19,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “I extend my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this person, and to everyone in our province who has been impacted by the recent outbreaks.”

Public Health has confirmed that this individual was one of the cases connected to the ongoing outbreak in Zone 1 and had been a resident of the Notre Dame Manor, a special-care home in Moncton.

“This is another sad moment for our province,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “I am joining all New Brunswickers in sending my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of this individual.”

New cases

Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 today.

The three cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are as follows:

  • one individual under 19;
  • one individual between 60 and 69; and
  • one individual between 50 and 59.

All of these cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • one individual between 70 and 79; and
  • one individual between 80 and 89.

These cases are linked to a previous confirmed case and are self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 310 and 203 have recovered. There have been three deaths, and the number of active cases is 104. Three patients are hospitalized with one in an intensive care unit. As of today, 92,060 tests have been conducted.

Exposure notification

Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on Oct. 8 while on the following flight:

  • Air Canada Flight 8954 – from Toronto to Fredericton.

Individuals who travelled on this flight should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the flight. Should any COVID-19 symptoms develop, they are directed to self-isolate and take the self-assessment online or to call 811 to get tested.

Zones 1 and 5 are Orange

Zone 1 and Zone 5 remain at the Orange level under the province’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Orange level rules are available online.

All other zones in New Brunswick remain at the Yellow level. During this time, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed.

To find out the boundaries of each health zone, see the map available at:

COVID-19 Dashboard (mobile and most browsers)

COVID-19 Dashboard (for Internet Explorer users)

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.

3 Comments

  1. Amber Arbeau on October 18, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Condolences to the family of their dear loved one who passed away…😔

  2. Amanda Dempsey on October 18, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Wow. Tragic. Young

  3. Becky Foran Fraser on October 18, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    How terrible!

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