FREDERICTON (GNB) – Public Health reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 today.

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

  • an individual 30-39.

The 15 cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) are as follows:

  • two people 19 and under;
  • an individual 20-29;
  • two people 30-39;
  • two people 40-49;
  • three people 60- 69;
  • four people 80-89; and
  • an individual 90+.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,398. Since yesterday, 12 people have recovered for a total of 1,215 recoveries. There have been 22 deaths, and the number of active cases is 160. Seven patients are hospitalized, and three are in intensive care. Yesterday, 1,014 tests were conducted for a total of 216,893

Follow-up testing at Manoir Belle Vue, a nursing home in Edmundston, has detected 12 new cases of COVID-19. The cases are included in today’s overall case count for Zone 4 and include six residents and six staff and support workers. Another round of mass testing will take place later this week.

“Although Family Day may look different this year, be sure to make time for those you love,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “FaceTime, an email or simple text can go a long way. With this beautiful winter weather, I encourage all New Brunswickers to get outside while following Public Health measures and enjoy the fresh air.”

Reminder of Red and Orange levels

Zone 4 (Edmundston region) remains at the Red level. All other zones remain in the Orange level under the province’s mandatory order.