Public Health confirmed on Wednesday the death of COVID-19 of a person aged between 70 and 79 years in the Saint-Jean region. The provincial government also announced 19 new cases.
Like the two people who died on Tuesday, the person who lost their life on Wednesday resided at the Tucker Hall – Parkland Saint John nursing home.
“This is another sad news for New Brunswick,” said Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell. I ask all New Brunswickers to join me in sending our deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the deceased. ”
COVID-19 has now killed 12 people in the province since March, including three in the past two days.
There is one new case announced Wednesday in Zone 1 (Moncton), five in Zone 2 (Saint-Jean), three in Zone 3 (Fredericton), eight in Zone 4 (Madawaska) and one each in Zone 5 (Restigouche) and 6 (Chaleur / Péninsule acadienne).
There are now 230 active cases in the province, which is a record.
The cases are distributed as follows: 68 in zone 3, 54 in zone 1, 42 in zone 2, 37 in zone 4, 27 in zone 5 and two in zone 6.
There are no cases in Zone 7 (Miramichi).
Three people are hospitalized. None are in intensive care.
In the first 13 days of January, Public Health reported 237 new cases. By comparison, these totals were 102 and 158 in December and November, respectively.
In the past seven days, 143 new cases have been reported. That number was 97 over the next seven days.
In addition, a positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at the Cité des Jeunes A.-M.-Sormany in Edmundston. The students followed their usual schedule on Wednesday. At this time, the government does not foresee any significant impact on learning. However, some students will continue their learning from home over the next few days.
On Tuesday, a positive case of COVID-19 was also confirmed at Edith Cavell School in Moncton. Students and staff stayed home on Wednesday while the school was in intervention mode to allow Public Health to conduct contact tracing.
There have been 836 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick since March and 593 people have recovered.
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