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

The one case in Zone 1 (Moncton region) is as follows:

  • an individual 19 and under.

The one case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is as follows:

  • an individual 50-59.

The five cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 20-29;
  • an individual 40-49;
  • an individual 60-69; and
  • an individual 80-89.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,344. Since yesterday, 25 people have recovered for a total of 1,120 recoveries. There have been 20 deaths, and the number of active cases is 203. Seven patients are hospitalized, and two are in intensive care. Yesterday, 1,194 tests were conducted for a total of 210,128.

“I know that many New Brunswickers will be celebrating the Super Bowl today,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “This year, enjoy the food, enjoy the game but please celebrate virtually or within your bubble. Gatherings increase our risk of another COVID-19 outbreak. We all need to keep our contacts low to limit exposure and potential spread, or we will see another surge in the next two weeks.”

Outbreak over at special care home in Zone 4

Public Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak at Le Pavillon Le Royer, a special care home in Edmundston, in Zone 4 officially over.

On Jan. 20, an outbreak was declared at Le Pavillon Le Royer, following a confirmed COVID-19 case at the facility. In total, the outbreak consisted of only one case. All staff and residents of the facility were re-tested several times to confirm the end of the outbreak, which has been officially declared over by Dr. Cristin Muecke, deputy chief medical officer of health.

Reminder of Red and Orange levels and lockdown rules

Zone 1 (Moncton region) is at the Red level and Zone 4 (Edmundston region) remains in lockdown.

All other zones remain in the Orange level under the province’s mandatory order.