N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 new cases, 136 active cases
11 people hospitalized, including 4 in intensive care
- Entire province at yellow alert level
- New exposure notifications
- Previous exposure notifications
New Brunswick has two new cases of COVID-19, Public Health reported Tuesday.
One case is a person in their 40s in the Fredericton region, Zone 3.
The other is a person in their 50s in the Bathurst region, Zone 6.
Both cases are under investigation, Public Health said in a news release.
Seven people are hospitalized in New Brunswick, including three in an intensive care unit. Another four people are hospitalized out of province.
There are now 136 active cases of the respiratory disease.
New Brunswick has had 2,015 confirmed cases of COVID since the pandemic started. There have been 1,837 recoveries so far and 41 COVID-related deaths.
A total of 306,690 COVID tests have been conducted, including 1,257 on Monday.
As of Tuesday, 281,966 New Brunswickers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. That's 40.7 per cent of the eligible population, aged 12 and older.
Entire province at yellow alert level
The low number of new cases Tuesday comes as the entire province returned to the least restrictive yellow COVID alert level for the first time since mid-March.
The part of the Edmundston region, Zone 4, which has been at the more restrictive orange level, moved to yellow at midnight Monday.
At the yellow level, household bubbles can be expanded to include 15 contacts from outside the household, the so-called Steady 15, allowing people to see extended family members and friends. Outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted, with physical distancing.
Restaurants, businesses, gyms and salons are allowed to operate under a COVID-19 operational plan. Faith venues can be open as long as two metres of distance is maintained between people outside of their household or Steady 15 at a maximum of 50% of the venue, and everyone is wearing a mask.
Sports teams are also allowed to play within their league across zones, and larger events may be permitted, subject to approval.
New exposure notifications
Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the coronavirus at the following locations and dates in the Fredericton region, Zone 3:
- My Home Consignment, 5 Acorn St., Fredericton — May 8 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., May 7 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., May 6 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and May 5 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Sobeys, 1180 Prospect St., Fredericton, — May 8 between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
- Lunar Rogue, 625 King Ave., Fredericton — April 28 between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
- Fix Auto, 156 Greenview Dr., Hanwell — May 6 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., April 30 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 29 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and April 28 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Public Health is offering COVID-19 testing to anyone who has been in a public exposure area, even it they're not experiencing any symptoms. Residents may request a test online or call Tele-Care 811 to book an appointment.
Previous exposure notifications
Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on May 6 while on the following flights:
- Air Canada Flight 396 – from Edmonton to Toronto, departed at 6:50 a.m.
- Air Canada Flight 8898 – from Toronto to Moncton, departed at 8:43 p.m.
Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the coronavirus at the following locations and dates in the following regions:
- Pumphouse, 5 Orange Ln., Moncton, on May 4 between 8 and 10 p.m.
- Staples, 233 Main St., Moncton, on May 5, between noon and 8 p.m.
- Walmart Supercentre, 477 Paul St., Dieppe, on May 6, between 7 and 10 p.m.
- Greco Pizza, 311 Acadie Blvd., Dieppe, on May 7, between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
- Greco Pizza, 120 Killam Dr., Moncton, on May 5, between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m., May 3, between 5:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m., and May 2, between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.
- Greco Pizza, 311 Acadie Blvd., Dieppe, on May 4, between 4 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre emergency department, 330 Université Ave., Moncton, on May 7, between 2-9:30 p.m., and May 6, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Saint John region:
- Foodland, 1 Market Sq., Quispamsis, on May 3, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
- Lunar Rogue, 625 King St., Fredericton, on April 28, between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.
- Fix Auto, 156 Greenview Dr., Hanwell, on May 6, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., April 30, between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., April 29, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and April 28, between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
What to do if you have a symptom
People concerned they might have COVID-19 symptoms can take a self-assessment test online.
Public Health says symptoms shown by people with COVID-19 have included:
Fever above 38 C.
New cough or worsening chronic cough.
New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell.
In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.
People with one of those symptoms should:
Stay at home.
Call Tele-Care 811 or their doctor.
Describe symptoms and travel history.