New Brunswick reports 1 new case of COVID-19 on Monday

New Brunswick health officials are reporting one new case of the coronavirus on Monday.

The case involves an individual in their 30s who is a temporary foreign worker. The person is in self-isolation in Moncton.

All New Brunswick regions are now back in the “yellow” phase of the provincial COVID-19 recovery plan as the province reports 21 active cases of the virus.

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The province says 11 cases are active in the Fredericton region.

“Individual cases and their close contacts are currently self-isolating,” said a release.

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Most of the cases are either travel-related, including close contacts of those who travelled.

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“As people continue to travel outside the Atlantic bubble we will see sporadic cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick,” Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, said in the release.

“We are seeing a higher risk of transmission in households; therefore, it is important for individuals to follow the proper self-isolation guidelines,” Russell said.

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To date, the province has confirmed 355 cases of COVID-19 and has reported 328 recoveries.

There have been six deaths in New Brunswick. Currently no N.B. patients are hospitalized with the virus.


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