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

The new cases are as follows:

  • an individual 60-69 in Zone 1 (Moncton region); and
  • an individual 20-29 in Zone 7 (Miramichi region).

Both cases are self-isolating and are travel related.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 590 and 543 have recovered.

There have been eight deaths, and the number of active cases is 38. One patient is hospitalized in intensive care. As of today, 149,999 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 provides instructions.

On Dec. 26, Public Health identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on Dec. 19 and Dec.20 while on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight 8476 – from Grande Prairie to Calgary, arrived at 4:39 p.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 150 – from Calgary to Toronto, arrived at 11:20 p.m.
  • Air Canada Flight 8910– from Toronto to Moncton, arrived at 11:23 a.m.

Everyone who travelled on these flights should continue to follow the directives given to them during the travel registration process and when they entered New Brunswick.