NB: COVID-19 roundup: 6 new cases, public exposure possible

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New Brunswick announced six new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the largest one-day increase in nearly a month.These figures bring the total number of active cases to 19.

Four of the new cases are in the Moncton area (Zone 1), including one person 19 years of age or younger, two people 20 to 29 years old and one person 30 to 39 years old.

Two are travel-related and the other two are still under investigation. Individuals isolate themselves.

The Moncton area cases come after the ministry posted a notice of potential public display at a gymnasium and shoe store.

One new case was reported in the Saint John area (Zone 2) and one in the Fredericton area (Zone 3). Public health says both cases are linked to travel and people are isolating themselves.

Potential exposure to gym, shoe store

New Brunswick Public Health is asking visitors to two businesses in the Moncton area to self-monitor after possible exposure to COVID-19.

A potential exposure has been identified at GoodLife Fitness at Moncton Junction Village.

Public health says people who have visited the gym between specific times from November 6 to November 9 should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days:

A potential exposure was also identified between November 6 and 10 at Aldo Shoes located in the CF Champlain Mall in Dieppe.

People who have visited the store at the following times must self-monitor for 14 days:

  • November 6: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • November 7: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • November 8: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • November 9: 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • November 10: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Public health says if symptoms develop people should self-isolate and call 811 to get tested or online self-assessment.

19 active cases

There are now six active cases in the Moncton area, six in the Fredericton area, three in the Saint John area, two in the Campbellton area, one in the Bathurst area and one in the Miramichi area.

Two people are in the hospital, one of them in intensive care. Another recovery was reported on Saturday.

There have been 364 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Six people died and 250 recovered.

The province has performed a total of 110,038 tests since the start of the pandemic in March.

What to do if you have a symptom

People who are concerned about having symptoms of COVID-19 can take an online self-report test.

Public health says symptoms exhibited by people with COVID-19 include:

  • A fever above 38 C.

  • A new cough or a chronic cough that gets worse.

  • Sore throat.

  • Runny nose.

  • Headache.

  • New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell.

  • Difficulty in breathing.

In children, symptoms also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with any of these symptoms should:

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