FREDERICTON (GNB) - Public Health reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 today.

The two cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • an individual 40-49; and
  • an individual 60-69.

Both cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The eight cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) are as follows:

  • an individual 19 and under;
  • three people 30-39;
  • an individual 40-49;
  • an individual 50-59; and
  • two people 60-69.

Five cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, one is travel related, and two are under investigation.

The three cases in Zone 6 (Bathurst region) are as follows:

  • an individual 20-29;
  • an individual 50-59; and
  • an individual 60-69.

All three cases are travel related.

The one case in Zone 7 (Miramichi region) is an individual 60-69 and is travel related.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 2,129. Since yesterday, eight people have recovered for a total of 1,957 recoveries. There have been 43 deaths, and the number of active cases is 128. Eight patients are hospitalized in total. Seven patients are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including three in an intensive care unit. One patient is hospitalized out of province in an intensive care unit. Yesterday, 1,097 tests were conducted for a total of 323,828.

Confirmed case at Fredericton YMCA daycare on York Street

Public Health is advising of potential exposure to a positive case of COVID-19 at the Fredericton YMCA daycare at 570 York St. on Monday, May 17, and Tuesday, May 18. The affected families have been notified. Public Health is advising the families of children and staff at the facility to restrict their movements for the next 48 hours as contact tracing is carried out. If you or a family member have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified by Public Health. If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact.

Exposure notification

Because it is a long weekend and many people may not be reachable by phone, Public Health is announcing all potential public exposures, even in cases where record-keeping can identify those who may have been exposed. The intent is to inform as many people as quickly as possible. Public Health will continue efforts to phone those families that are required to self isolate.

In the meantime, people who were at any of the listed locations are asked to restrict their movements, keep their number of contacts low and be reachable by phone.

Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the virus at the following locations and dates in Zone 3 (Fredericton region):

  • Christ Church (Parish) Church, 245 Westmorland St., Fredericton on Sunday, May 16, 10:30 a.m. service.
  • Hope City Church, 429 Clements Dr., Fredericton on Sunday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services.
  • Petro Canada, 20 Royal Rd., Fredericton on Tuesday, May 18, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious while on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight 7948 – from Regina to Toronto, departed at 1:05 p.m. on May 20.
  • Air Canada Flight 8946– from Toronto to Moncton, departed at 8:47 p.m. on May 20.

Anyone who was potentially exposed at these locations should self-monitor and get tested. If they have symptoms, they should get tested and isolate with their household.

Reminder of Yellow level

All zones are in the Yellow level under the province’s mandatory order.