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

The one case in Zone 2 (Saint John region) is an individual 60-69.

The three cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 20-29; and,
  • an individual 40-49.

All of today’s four cases are contacts of previously-confirmed cases.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,736. Since yesterday, 17 people have recovered for a total of 1,570 recoveries. There have been 33 deaths, and the number of active cases is 132. Eighteen patients are hospitalized, including 13 in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 1160 tests were conducted for a total of 269,256.

Testing

“Even as vaccinations increase, we need to stay vigilant against COVID-19,” said Russell. “With new and more contagious variants arriving, it is important to take steps to keep yourself and your community safe. Follow Public Health guidelines and arrange to be tested if you have any symptoms. We can get there together if everyone does their part.”

People with one or more COVID-19 symptoms are asked to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment at the nearest screening centre.

Exposure notification

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 Edmundston:

  • National Bank, 111 de l’Église St. on April 8 and 9.

Reminder of lockdown, Red and Yellow levels

A section of Zone 4 (Edmundston region), including Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region is in lockdown as per the province’s mandatory order. A detailed list of lockdown restrictions, including what can remain open and what must close, is available online.

The communities of Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark and Four Falls remain in the Red level.

All other zones and communities in the province, including the Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick regions in Zone 4, remain in the Yellow level.

No travel is recommended in and out of lockdown or Red level areas except when necessary, such as for medical appointments and essential work. This recommendation includes no travel to hockey games or other sporting events in other zones. Travel between yellow zones is permitted.

Media Contact(s)

Bruce Macfarlane, communications, Department of Health, [email protected]

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