New Brunswick Reports 4 New Cases of COVID-19, All in Fredericton Area

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The province announced four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday.
There are now 111 active cases in New Brunswick.

Seven other recoveries have been reported. No one is hospitalized because of the virus.

The entire southern part of the province remains in the orange phase after Fredericton joined the Moncton and Saint John regions this week.

There are about 2,000 people who self-isolate in New Brunswick.

The new cases are in the Fredericton area (Zone 3) and include one person under 18 and three people between 20 and 29 years old.

Those infected are isolating themselves and cases remain under investigation, according to public health.

The new cases continue the trend of New Brunswickers under the age of 30 to contract the virus, who account for more than half of active cases.

Until recently, this age group accounted for only about 29% of cases.

Schools in the Orange regions have also reported cases over the past week, although the spread of COVID-19 from student to student has not been identified.

New Brunswick has confirmed 481 cases since the start of the pandemic in March. Seven people have died and 363 have recovered.

The province performed 1,399 tests on Friday for a total of 122,941.

Nine cases in the Saint John retirement complex

There are nine cases of COVID-19 at the Shannex Parkland complex in Saint John.

Public health declared an epidemic on November 20 at Tucker Hall, a nursing home, after an employee tested positive.

The complex now has nine cases in total: two employees and six residents at Tucker Hall and one employee at Carleton Hall, a retirement building.

Shannex said a retest of all employees and residents took place on Friday and the results are expected on Saturday. An update is expected this afternoon.

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 the symptoms presented 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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