New Brunswick COVID-19 Summary: 5 New Cases Tuesday, Fredericton Students Can Return to School

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Five new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick on Tuesday, four of them in the Fredericton area and three people with the disease are in intensive care.
According to public health, four of the new cases are close contacts of people who tested positive earlier and are self-isolating. They include:

  • a person aged 30 to 39 in the Saint John area (zone 2).
  • two people under the age of 19 in the Fredericton area (zone 3).
  • a person aged 40 to 49 in the Fredericton area (zone 3).

The fifth case is linked to international travel and is self-isolating. He’s 70 to 79 years old in the Fredericton area.

There are currently 82 active cases in the province, which recorded a total of 541 cases during the pandemic. Some 452 people have recovered and seven people have died.

A total of 134,518 tests have been carried out, including 650 since Monday.

New Brunswick COVID-19 case numbers as of Tuesday, December 8. (CBC News)

Fredericton High School students return to class

Students and staff at Fredericton High School were given permission to return to school classes on Wednesday according to their regular alternating schedule, with the exception of those who have been told by Public Health to do so. isolate.

In a notice to families Tuesday night, Anglophone West School District Superintendent David McTimoney said classes would resume at the school and public health continues to investigate and monitor the situation surrounding the positive case. .

He noted that two groups have been identified by public health. One will self-isolate and the other will self-monitor, and both groups have heard or will hear about public health.

“To give some perspective and knowing that about 2,200 staff and students call FHS home, I can share that this round of contact will impact less than 65 people… to isolate or self-monitor ”McTimoney said.

Contact tracing will continue at the school Tuesday night, with the goal of completing necessary phone calls by the end of the night, McTimoney said.

High school students were told late Monday night that a case of COVID-19, the school’s first, had been confirmed and that they were expected to stay home and take classes virtually on Tuesday.

Public Health said on Tuesday that “no pupil-to-pupil transmission has been determined at any school” yet.

Expect disruption in access to COVID-19 website

The province’s COVID-19 statistics tracking dashboard system will receive a necessary upgrade on Tuesday evening.

The upgrade is expected to take place between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m., and during that time users might not be able to access the dashboard, Public Health said in a press release.

Cautions Regarding Potential Public Exposure in Moncton

Public Health has warned of the following possible exposures to the virus in the Moncton area.

Flights to Moncton:

  • Air Canada Flight 8372 sure November 28 from Fort McMurray to Calgary, departure at 6:10 am
  • Air Canada Flight 144 sure November 28 Calgary to Toronto, departure 11:15 a.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 8918 sure November 28 from Toronto to Moncton, departure at 8:30 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 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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