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

The two cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region) are:

  • an individual 20-29; and
  • an individual 30-39.

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

  • an individual 30-39 and is travel related.

All these cases are travel related.

The one case in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) is:

  • an individual 20-29. The case is under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) are:

  • two people 50-59. Both cases are linked to previous cases.

All the six cases are self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,453. Since yesterday, four people have recovered for a total of 1,389 recoveries. There have been 28 deaths, and the number of active cases is 35. Three patients are hospitalized and two are in intensive care. Yesterday, 1,642 tests were conducted for a total of 233,878.

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in Zone 7

A mass testing clinic has been set up to help determine if there has been any further spread in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) today. Testing is being held today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the gymnasium of the Dr. Losier Middle School, 124 Henderson St., Miramichi. This is available for individuals who do not have any symptoms of COVID-19 but want to be tested.

No appointment is necessary. Screening tests will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. Asymptomatic people do not need to self-isolate while awaiting results, unless advised to do so by Public Health. People with symptoms are asked to request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to get an appointment at the nearest screening centre.

A total of 1,601 tests of asymptomatic individuals took place over the past two days in Zone 7 (Miramichi region).  Test results being completed at the microbiology laboratory at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre in Moncton will take 24 to 48 hours to process.

Possible exposure at Gretna Green Elementary School (Zone 7)

A possible exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Gretna Green Elementary School in Miramichi and the school community has been notified. If you or a family member have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact. The school has been closed this week due to March Break.