The new cases are all temporary foreign workers, aged 30 to 39, who arrived in Moncton and immediately began to self-isolate, before taking their jobs in Miramichi.
On day 10, these four workers were tested and diagnosed. They will continue to self-isolate until cleared by public health. Because they were intended to work in the Miramichi area (Zone 7), they are considered to be Zone 7 cases by Public Health.
“Self-isolation at the time of diagnosis is the goal, which means the risk of transmission is as low as possible, which limits the number of cases,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, Chief Medical Officer of Health. “Our protocols are working.”
Before Wednesday, New Brunswick had not reported a new case for 15 days, with the last new case occurring on July 20.
The province has recorded 174 cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic in March. Two people have died and there are now four active cases.
As of Tuesday, 298 tests were performed for COVID-19. As of Wednesday, a total of 53,699 tests have been carried out since the start of the pandemic.
VEHICLE TRAFFIC INFORMATION
New Brunswick’s online dashboard includes traffic information for vehicles attempting to enter the New Brunswick border.
On Tuesday, 12,991 personal vehicles and 3,684 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the province’s border; 190 vehicles were refused for a refusal rate of 1.14%.
It’s a developing story, more to come.