New Brunswick

N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 14 new cases; public exposure at YMCA Fredericton daycare

The Fredericton YMCA daycare is reporting a case of COVID-19 at its facility. The organization confirmed the case in a letter to parents.

YMCA confirms case in letter to parents

Fredericton YMCA didn't say whether the confirmed case was a staff member or child.

Public Health is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Sunday, including eight in the Fredericton region.

All new cases are located in the province and are self-isolating.

Moncton region (Zone 1) two cases

  • A person between 40-49.
  • A person between 60-69.

Both cases are contacts of previously identified cases.

Fredericton region (Zone 3) eight cases

  • A person under 19.
  • Three people between 30-39.
  • A person between 40-49.
  • A person between 50-59.
  • Two people between 60-69.

Five of the cases are contacts of previously identified cases, one is travel-related and two are under investigation

Bathurst region (Zone 6) three cases

  • A person between 20-29.
  • A person between 50-59.
  • A person between 60-69.

All three cases are travel-related.

Miramichi region (Zone 7) one case

  • A person between 60-69.

The case is travel-related.

YMCA exposure

The Fredericton YMCA daycare is reporting a case of COVID-19 at its facility.

The organization confirmed the case in a letter to parents and said they are working with Public Health to identify children and staff who would have been in contact with the case.

The letter did not say whether the case was a staff member, or a child who attends the daycare.

"Public Health is asking that you [parents] please restrict your movements for the next 48hrs to allow for contact tracing and please stay close to your telephone in case they try and contact your family," Brittany Hunter, the director of child care for the YMCA, said in the letter.

If parents aren't contacted by Public Health, their children can return to the facility. 

Public Health said the public exposures at the daycare took place on May 17-18.

Vaccine numbers increase

The number of New Brunswickers to receive at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine continues to increase as the province considers loosening restrictions.

On Sunday, Public Health reported 383,810 New Brunswickers have received at least one shot.

That's an increase of 8,041 over Saturday, meaning that 55.4 per cent of eligible individuals in the province have received at least one shot.

Over 55 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers have been partly vaccinated against COVID-19. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

On Friday, Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said the province was hoping to release a road map to green by as early as next week.

"Get vaccinated, get us there," said Shephard.

Sunday numbers

There are now 128 active cases of COVID-19 in the province, including 69 in the Fredericton region.

There have been 2,129 cases of COVID-19 in the province since the pandemic began with 1,957 recoveries and 43 deaths.

Eight people are hospitalized because of the virus, including one outside the province. Three people are in intensive care, including the out-of-province case.

On Saturday, 1,097 tests were done for COVID-19, bringing the testing total to 323,828.

New public exposures

In addition to the YMCA public exposure, Public Health has also identified three additional public exposures, all in the 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.
  • Fredericton Regional Centre, 300 Saint Mary's St., Fredericton, May 18 and May 19 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Public Health has identified two new flights where a passenger may have been infectious with COVID-19.

  • 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.

Previous public exposures

Fredericton region:

  • Home Depot, 1450 Regent St., Fredericton, on Wednesday, May 19, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Scholten's, 325 Sunset Dr., Fredericton, on May 17 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Atlantic Superstore, 116 Main St., Fredericton, on May 16 between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen St., Fredericton, on May 15 between 3 p.m., and May 16 at noon.
  • Riverbend Golf Club, 541 Route 628, Durham Bridge,on May 15, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Penniac Ultramar, 22 Route 628, on May 15, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and between 2 and 4 p.m.
  • Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, 665 George St., on May 15 between 10 a.m. and noon
  • Moores Clothing, 1150 Prospect St., on May 15, between 11 a.m. and noon.
  • Home Depot, 1450 Regent St., on May 15, between noon and 1 p.m.
  • Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen St., between 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and noon on Sunday, May 16.
  • Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton, on Friday, May 14, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • CJ Munn Equipment, 1095 Hanwell Rd., Fredericton, on Friday, May 14, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
  • McMath Law Office, 406 Regent St., on May 14, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
  • Fredericton Mitsubishi, 327 St. Mary's St., on May 14, between 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Pizza Delight, 243 St. Mary's St., on May 14, between noon and 2 p.m.
  • The Abbey Café, 546 Queen St., on May 14, between noon and 12:30 p.m.
  • Scotiabank, 490 King St., on May 14, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Sobeys, 1180 Prospect St., on May 14, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Cannon's Cross Pub, 15 Riverside Dr., on May 14, between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • McDonald's Restaurant, 1177 Prospect St., on May 14, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Cal's Independent Grocer, 135 Otis Dr., Nackawic, on May 14, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Irving Big Stop Blue Canoe restaurant, 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, on May 14, between 10:30 a.m. and noon.
  • Progressive Credit Union, 395 Connell Rd., Woodstock, on May 13, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Giant Tiger, 1160 Smythe St., on May 13, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Scholten's, 325 Sunset Dr., on May 13, between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., on May 12, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and May 13, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • A&W, 1018 Prospect St., Fredericton, on May 12, between noon and 2 p.m.
  • NB Power, 515 King St., on May 12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Sobeys Fast Fuel, 530 Brookside Dr., on May 12, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, residence administration building, 20 Bailey Dr., Fredericton, on May 11 and May 12, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Sobeys, 463 Brookside Dr., Fredericton, on May 11, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Tony Pepperoni, 510 Brookside Dr., on May 11, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • The Drome, 301 Main St., on May 11, between 8:45 p.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 1040 Prospect St., on May 11, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and the Pickle Jar Restaurant, 620 Queen St., from May 11 to May 16
  • Tim Hortons drive-thru, Regent Street, on May 10, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Atlantic Superstore, 471 Smythe St, on May 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, 700 Priestman St., on May 10-11.
  • Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, 800 Priestman St., on May 10-11.
  • Veterans Health Unit, 680 Priestman St., on May 10-11.
  • Wolastoq Wharf, 527 Union St., on May 9, between noon and 2:30 p.m.
  • Northside Market, 170 Main St., on May 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Irving Oil, 181 King St., on May 9, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Dollarama, 5 Trinity Dr., on May 9, from noon to 2 p.m.
  • NB Liquor, 18 Trinity Dr., on May 9, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Home Sense, 18 Trinity Dr., on May 9, from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd., on May 6-12.
  • STMR. 36 Restaurant – Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd., on May 6-12.

Moncton region:

  • Costco Wholesale, 140 Granite Dr., Moncton, on May 9, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Edmundston region:

  • Tim Hortons, 54 Canada St., Saint-Quentin, on May 16, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Jean Coutu, 177 Victoria St., on May 15, between noon and 1 p.m.

Bathurst region:

  • Tim Hortons, 1420 Vanier Blvd., Bathurst, on May 16, between 5 and 7 p.m.

Flight exposures

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

  • Air Canada 314 – from Vancouver to Montreal, departed at 11:24 p.m. on May 11.
  • Air Canada 8902 – from Montreal to Moncton, departed at 1:06 p.m. on May 12.
  • Air Canada 8946 from Toronto to Moncton, departed at 8:47 p.m. on May 10

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.

  • Sore throat.

  • Runny nose.

  • Headache.

  • New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell.

  • Difficulty breathing.

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.

  • Follow instructions.

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