Two deaths reported / 12 new cases
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health confirmed two deaths today in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19. These deaths bring the total number of COVID-related deaths to 20.
An individual between 80-89 died earlier today and was a resident of Manoir Belle Vue, an adult residential facility in Edmundston. Another individual between 60-69 also passed away.
“On behalf of all of New Brunswickers, Marcia and I offer our sincere condolences to these families and their friends,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “I encourage everyone to keep these people in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We continue to have challenges in the daily case counts, but the trends are improving. Our success depends upon every individual being on guard and following Public Health measures. Our goal is to keep the virus contained and to keep one another safe and healthy.”
“I join New Brunswickers in offering my heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of these two people,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “I encourage everyone who is displaying COVID-19 symptoms to get tested. Please do not take chances with your health, the health of your loved ones or of others in the community.”
12 new cases
Public Health reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 today.
The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is as follows:
- an individual 50-59.
The 10 cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:
- an individual 19 and under;
- an individual 20-29;
- two people 30-39;
- two people 40-49;
- an individual 50-59;
- an individual 70-79; and;
- two people 90 and over.
The one case in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) is as follows:
- an individual 50-59.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,337. Since yesterday, 17 people have recovered for a total of 1,095 recoveries. There have been 20 deaths, and the number of active cases is 221. Eight patients are hospitalized, and two are in intensive care. Yesterday, 1,196 tests were conducted for a total of 208,934.
Exposure notification in Zone 4
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 a potential public exposure to the virus at the following location in Zone 4:
- Atlantic Superstore, between Jan. 22 and Feb. 5 during operating hours (577 Victoria St., Edmundston).
Reminder of Red and Orange levels and lockdown rules
All other zones remain in the Orange level under the province’s mandatory order.
06 February 2021