Office of the Premier
One death reported / four new cases / exposure notification21 February 2021
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health confirmed today that an individual between 80 and 89 in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) has died as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19, bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 25.
This person was a resident of Manoir Belle Vue, an adult residential facility in Edmundston.
“Marcia and I extend our sincere sympathies to the family and friends of the individual who has passed away,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “We must continue to proceed with caution and follow public health measures to keep one another healthy and safe.”
“I join all New Brunswickers in offering my heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of this individual,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “Even though we are seeing a decrease in numbers, I encourage everyone who is displaying any COVID-19 symptoms to get tested. Do not take chances with your health or with the health of your loved ones and others in the community.”
Four new cases
The one case in Zone 1 (Moncton region) is as follows:
- an individual 20-29, which is travel related.
The three cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:
- two people 19 and under; and
- an individual 30-39.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,424. Since yesterday, three people have recovered for a total of 1,311 recoveries. There have been 25 deaths, and the number of active cases is 87. Two patients are hospitalized, and one is in intensive care. Yesterday, 606 tests were conducted for a total of 223,595.
Public Health follows a standard process when addressing instances where the public may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. In cases where record-keeping is able to identify anyone who may have been exposed, officials contact these individuals directly and do not issue a separate announcement. In cases where officials cannot be certain of exactly who may have been exposed to the virus in a given location, Public Health issues an announcement to alert those who could have been affected and provides instructions.
Public Health identified a positive case today in a traveller who may have been infectious on Feb. 8 while on the following flight:
- Air Canada Flight 8906 – from Montreal to Moncton that departed at 7:10 p.m.
Reminder of Orange level
All zones remain in the Orange level under the province’s mandatory order.21-02-21