FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The two cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are as follows:

  • an individual 19 and under. This case is a contact of a previously confirmed case; and
  • an individual 40-49. This case is travel related.

The nine cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 20-29;
  • an individual 30-39;
  • an individual 40-49;
  • three people 50-59; and
  • two people 60-69.

Two of these cases are contacts of a previously known case and the rest are under investigation.

“We are continuing to see new cases daily as well as variants of concern, and an increase of more severe cases and hospitalizations, specifically in Zone 4,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “We are grateful for the actions New Brunswickers are taking to keep one another safe and ask that they continue to be vigilant moving forward. We are continuing to work closely with the regional health authorities to make whatever adjustments are required to ensure safe health care to New Brunswickers.”

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,652. Since yesterday, two people have recovered for a total of 1,459 recoveries. There have been 30 deaths, and the number of active cases is 162. Fifteen patients are hospitalized including seven in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 517 tests were conducted for a total of 260,910.

Confirmed case at Loch Lomond School (Zone 2)

On Saturday, April 3, a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Loch Lomond School in Saint John and the school community was notified. School staff will contact families directly should there be any impacts on learning. If you or a family member have been in close contact with this case, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact.

Reminder of Yellow and Red levels

Except for the area designated as Red level in Zone 4, all other zones and communities remain in the Yellow level, under the province’s mandatory order.

No travel is recommended in and out of Zone 4 except when necessary, such as for medical appointments and essential work. This recommendation includes no travel to hockey games or other sporting events in other zones.