FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 today.

It is an individual 30-39 in Zone 2 (Saint John region). The case is related to travel and is self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 542 and 461 have recovered. There have been seven deaths, and the number of active cases is 74. Three patients are hospitalized and are in intensive care. As of today, 135,266 tests have been conducted.

Exposure notifications

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 provide instructions.

On Dec. 9, Public Health identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on Dec. 6 while on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight 865 – from London to Montreal arrived at 4:20 p.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 8792 – from Montreal to Saint John arrived at 9:20 p.m.

All individuals who travelled on these flights should continue to follow the directives given to them when they registered for travel to New Brunswick.