NB: Summary of COVID-19: the U of M reports a third case of respiratory virus

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A third case of COVID-19 has been reported at the Université de Moncton.
The university sent an email to students and staff on Monday confirming the latest case of the respiratory virus.

The university said the recent case posed a low risk to the campus community and that New Brunswick Public Health had previously been in contact with people who were in close contact with the person.

“If public health has not contacted you directly, you do not need to take these additional precautions,” said the email in French.

The individual is isolated.

Public Health confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 in the Moncton area on Monday. Both cases involve individuals in their twenties.

Current cases in New Brunswick as of Monday, November 30. (CBC News)

Last month, an employee of the Université de Moncton campus tested positive for COVID-19. This person was also a low risk to the campus community.

6 new active cases

New Brunswick Public Health reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Monday.

The new cases bring the total number of active cases to 120.

So far, New Brunswick has recorded 501 cases during the pandemic and seven deaths.

Potential public exposure warnings for Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton

New Brunswick Public Health has warned of the following possible exposures to COVID-19 in Moncton and Saint John, including in gyms, stores, bars, restaurants and on flights.

Anyone who has visited these locations during the identified hours should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

Anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should self-isolate and take the online self-assessment to schedule a test.

Fredericton area

  • The snobbish fox Nov 18-19, 66 Regent St., 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • GoodLife Fitness Fredericton November 18 at 1174 rue Prospect between 10:20 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. November 19 between 1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.
  • The YMCA of Fredericton November 17th at 570 York Street throughout the evening.

Saint John area

  • Restaurant Vito Nov. 16, 111 Hampton Rd., Rothesay, 6 to 7 p.m.
  • Cora breakfast and lunch November 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (39 King St., Saint John).
  • Goodlife Fitness McAllister Place Nov. 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (519 Westmorland Road, Saint John).
  • NBCC Grandview campus November 16, 17 and 18 between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (950 Grandview Avenue, Saint John).
  • Merle Norman cosmetic studio November 19 between 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (47 Clark Rd., Rothesay)
  • Big Tide Brewing Company at 47, rue Princess on November 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Java Moose at 84 Prince William Street, November 16, 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Flights to Saint John:

Public health has identified a positive case in a traveler who could have been contagious November 17 and November 18 on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight 8421 November 17-18 from Kelowna to Vancouver, arrival at 8 p.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 314 November 17 and 18 from Vancouver to Montreal, arrival at 7:11 am
  • Air Canada Flight 8792 November 17-18, Montreal to Saint John arrived at 9:22 p.m.

Moncton

  • RD Maclean Co. Ltd. November 16, 17 and 18 at 200 St. George Street, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • GoodLife Fitness November 21 at 555 boulevard Dieppe, Dieppe, between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Flights to Moncton:

  • Air Canada Flight 178 November 19 from Edmonton to Toronto, arriving at 5:58 am
  • Air Canada Flight 404 November 19 from Toronto to Montreal, arrival 10:16 am
  • Air Canada Flight 8902 November 19 from Montreal to Moncton, arriving 4:17 p.m.

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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