New Brunswick COVID-19 summary: 17 new cases reported Tuesday, 2 nursing home deaths


New Brunswick is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19, another record number of active cases and the deaths of two residents at a nursing home in Saint John.
Both resided at the Lily Court of Parkland Saint John’s Tucker Hall. Their deaths bring the number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 11.

Premier Blaine Higgs and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell offered their condolences to the families of the victims on Tuesday.

Higgs said he and his wife, Marcia, were saddened by the deaths. “On behalf of all New Brunswickers, we offer our sincere condolences to their families and friends,” he said in a statement.

Russell echoed the Premier’s message: “I join New Brunswickers in offering my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of these two. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

The 17 new COVID-19 cases break down this way:

Moncton area, zone 1, four cases

Saint John area, zone 2, four cases

  • a person 19 years of age or younger

Fredericton area, zone 3, four cases

  • a person 19 years of age or younger

Edmundston region, zone 4, four cases

  • a person 19 years of age or younger
  • an individual aged 50 to 59; and

Campbellton area, zone 5, one case

All of these people are self-isolating and their cases are being investigated.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is now 817 and 586 people have recovered. The death of a person with COVID-19 was unrelated to the disease and is not included in the 11 deaths recorded to date.

The number of active cases rose to 219, surpassing Monday’s new high of 204 active cases.

On Tuesday, 164,885 tests were performed, including 1,329 since Monday’s report.

An employee of a Real Atlantic supermarket in Edmundston has tested positive for COVID-19. (Roger Cosman / CBC News)


Positive case confirmed at the Edmundston grocery store

An employee of a Real Atlantic supermarket in Edmundston has tested positive for COVID-19.

Loblaw confirmed on its website on Monday that there was a positive case in its supermarket on Victoria Street and said the employee last worked on January 6.

Loblaw and the manager of the Edmundston store did not provide details of the store’s response.

New Brunswick Public Health did not say Tuesday what it advised the store to do in response to the case.

The Edmundston region has 25 active cases of COVID-19 and has recorded 50 cases since the start of the pandemic.

In Moncton, a restaurant closed after a confirmed case of the respiratory virus.

Gusto Italian Grill & Bar posted a message on Facebook about a staff member who tested positive. The restaurant is closed while other employees are tested and the space is sanitized.

“Out of extreme caution and a commitment to the health and safety of our guests and team members, we have decided to close and deep clean and disinfect before reopening and having all employees and managers tested for Covid. 19 according to public health guidelines. ”

Education Minister Dominic Cardy berates “a few” New Brunswickers who do not take COVID-19 seriously. 1:58

Exposure notifications

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

  • January 1 – Air Canada Flight 8910 from Toronto to Moncton, took off at 8:30 a.m.

Public health has also identified potential public exposure at the following locations:

  • Salon de Bo Diddley, 295 Collishaw Street, December 31 and January 1 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (285 Collishaw Street, Moncton)
  • Miss Cue billiard room, 495 Mountain Road, Moncton, December 31 from 11 p.m. to January 1 at 1:30 a.m.
  • Walmart, 4 rue Jagoe, Atholville, December 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and December 31 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Moncton Squash Club, 71 Essex St., December 29, 30 and 31 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Foggerz Five-O-Six, an electronic cigarette store in Woodstock, has closed due to possible exposure to COVID-19.

If you were at one of these locations and you are not having any symptoms of COVID-19, self-monitor and follow all public health guidelines. If you have mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and do not need to speak to a nurse, complete the self-assessment and get tested.

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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