Ten new cases of COVID-19 / Importance of self-monitoring
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 today.
All of the cases are in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) and are as follows:
- three people 19 and under;
- two people 20-29;
- an individual 30-39;
- an individual 40-49;
- an individual 50-59;
- an individual 60-69; and
- an individual 70-79.
All cases are self-isolating and under investigation.
“We are concerned to see such a high spike in cases in one day, but we suspect a number of these cases are connected,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “We are currently undergoing rigorous contact tracing to confirm. We are also assessing the situation to see if further action is required to control the spread.”
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 611 and 567 have recovered. There have been nine deaths, and the number of active cases is 34. One patient is hospitalized and is in an intensive care unit. As of today, 153,826 tests have been conducted.
New Brunswickers should self-monitor and get tested if they have symptoms
Following the holidays, Public Health is reminding New Brunswickers of the importance to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, such as:
- a new cough, or worsening chronic cough;
- sore throat;
- runny nose;
- a new onset of fatigue;
- loss of sense of taste;
- loss of sense of smell; and
- in children, purple markings on the fingers and toes.
Should any symptoms develop, self-isolate and take the self-assessment online or call 811 to get tested.
02 January 2021