One new case / Public reminded of importance of protective measures14 July 2020
FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.
The new case is an individual between 20 and 29 in Zone 1 (Moncton region). It is a case related to travel outside the Atlantic bubble and the individual is self-isolating.
“Each new case reminds us that the virus can present itself at anytime,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “We must always be aware of our surroundings and take precautions to protect ourselves and others, so that New Brunswick can continue to remain in the Yellow level of recovery.”
Keeping our communities safe
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 within communities, visitors and residents are reminded to:
- maintain physical distancing (2 m / 6 ft);
- wear a community face mask when physical distancing is difficult to maintain;
- limit contact with people at higher risk, such as older adults and those with chronic health conditions;
- clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often;
- frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom, when preparing food and before eating. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
- when coughing or sneezing:
- cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand;
- dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards; and
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
- stay home when ill.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 167 and 163 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are two active cases. As of today, 46,927 tests have been conducted.14-07-20