New Brunswick announces 30 new cases of COVID-19, new travel restrictions for public school students

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New Brunswick has announced 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 171.

Six cases in zone one (Moncton) are:

  • A person 19 years of age or younger

  • Three people in their twenties

  • A person in their thirties

  • Someone in their fifties

Three cases in zone two (Saint John) are:

The eight cases in zone three (Fredericton) are:

  • Three people 19 years of age or younger

  • Three people in their thirties

  • Two people in their forties

The seven cases in zone four (Edmundston) are:

  • A person in their twenties

  • Someone in their fifties

  • Four people in their sixties

  • A person in their 70s

Six cases in zone five (Campbellton) are:

  • A person 19 years of age or younger

  • Two in their forties

  • Two in their fifties

  • A person in their sixties

The New Brunswick government says all cases are self-isolated and are under investigation.

“We all want to get back to the yellow alert level of recovery as soon as possible,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, in Saturday’s press release. “One way to do this is for everyone to download and use the COVID Alert app.”

ZONE THREE SCHOOLS (FREDERICTON REGION)

Three cases were confirmed at Woodstock High School in Fredericton and one at Townsview in Woodstock on Friday.

The New Brunswick government says these school communities have been notified and are self-isolating on weekends (for 48 hours) to allow contact tracing.

“We have worked closely with school districts, schools, public health and other partners over the past few months to put in place guidelines that keep the education system open, even with a small number of cases, so that children can continue to learn safely throughout. the pandemic. Said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy.

All school activities are being canceled this weekend for both schools, and public health will notify anyone who was in close contact with these cases will be contacted by public health.

ZONE FIVE SCHOOLS (CAMPBELLTON REGION)

On Friday, a positive case was confirmed at the Académie Notre-Dame in Dalhousie and another at the Polyvalente Roland-Pépin in Campbellton.

The Government of New Brunswick has said public health will contact all affected over the weekend.

Another case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Tic Tac Toe Daycare in Dalhousie, with contacts also notified.

NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Students traveling to New Brunswick from other provinces (due to formal custody or care arrangements) must now take weekly COVID-19 tests.

The New Brunswick government says this also applies to kindergarten to grade eight students living in Quebec or Nova Scotia who are studying in New Brunswick.

The state of emergency, first proclaimed on March 19, 2020, was revised on Friday. It stays in place.

From Saturday, the whole province remains at the Orange level of recovery.

DISTRIBUTION OF CASES

New Brunswick has recorded 765 cumulative cases of COVID-19. 584 have recovered and there have been nine deaths.

New Brunswick performed 160,039 tests on Saturday.

CASE LOCATIONS

The number of cases is broken down by the seven health zones of New Brunswick:

  • Zone 1 – Moncton area: 200 total confirmed cases (47 active cases)
  • Zone 2 – Saint John area: 163 total (33 active)
  • Zone 3 – Fredericton Area: 174 total (55 active)
  • Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 50 in total (16 active)
  • Zone 5 – Campbellton Region: 158 total (20 active)
  • Zone 6 – Bathurst Region: 14 in total (no assets)
  • Zone 7 – Miramichi Region: 6 total (none active)

VEHICLE TRAFFIC INFORMATION

New Brunswick’s online dashboard includes traffic information for vehicles attempting to enter the province.

On Friday, 1,482 personal vehicles and 1,044 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the province’s border.

Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 34 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 1.3%.

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