EDMUNDSTON (GNB) – Public Health has declared an outbreak at the Edmundston Regional Hospital, following several confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the hospital.

Public Health and the Vitalité Health Network are investigating.

“Outbreaks are a stark reminder that this virus is still present in New Brunswick and we need to be extremely cautious,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health.

The number of cases related to this outbreak include three health-care workers and three COVID-19 admitted patients.

All hospital visitations except for palliative care, maternity and pediatrics, have been suspended until further notice. Patients with appointments may attend the facility and must follow Public Health measures. Only urgent cases are being handled at the Emergency department.