New Brunswick

6th death reported at Edmundston care home, 4 new COVID-19 cases in province

Manoir Belle Vue, an Edmundston care home, is reporting its sixth death as it continues to grapple with a month-long outbreak of COVID-19.

Manoir Belle Vue has confirmed 92 total cases

Manoir Belle Vue in Edmundston has endured a month-long COVID-19 outbreak that has seen six deaths and 92 cases. (Bernard LeBel/Radio-Canada file photo)

An Edmundston care home is reporting its sixth death as it continues to grapple with a month-long outbreak of COVID-19.

Manoir Belle Vue had confirmed 92 cases — 51 residents and 41 staff — as of Friday, according to Public Health.

The facility announced the death this morning in a statement on Facebook, and said it happened in recent days. It also reported two new cases involving residents from the last round of testing.

New Brunswick confirmed another COVID-19 death in the province early Sunday afternoon.  

WorkSafe New Brunswick recently inspected Manoir Belle Vue and found "gaps" in its pandemic operational plan. No fines have been issued and the province did not provide specifics.

New cases of COVID-19 have continued to be detected following the 14-day incubation period for the illness.

The virus has been confirmed inside other care homes in the Edmundston area, which returned to orange-phase restrictions at midnight on Thursday. 

In addition to announcing the 25th COVID-19 death on Sunday, the province also reported four new cases of the virus, and three additional recoveries.

(CBC)

New Brunswick has 87 active cases in total. Two patients are in hospital, including one in intensive care.

There is one new case in the Moncton region, a person in their 20s. Public Health said it is related to travel.

The Edmundston region has three new cases, including two people 19 and under and a person in their 30s.

Most of New Brunswick's active cases remain concentrated in the Edmundston and Grand Falls region (Zone 4), where there are 73 cases.

There are eight active cases in the Moncton region (Zone 1), according to Sunday's update. There are three in the Saint John region (Zone 2), one in the Fredericton region (Zone 3), one in the Bathurst region (Zone 6), and one in the Miramichi region (Zone 7).

The Campbellton region (Zone 5) is the only area of the province reporting no active cases.

New Brunswick has confirmed 1,424 total cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, and 1,311 recoveries. 

Public Health has conducted 223,595 tests, including 606 tests on Saturday.

Flight exposure

New Brunswick Public Health is reporting possible exposure to COVID-19 on a flight on Feb. 8.

Passengers on the following flight should self-monitor for symptoms and get tested if symptoms develop:

  • Air Canada Flight 8906 – from Montreal to Moncton that departed at 7:10 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:

  • A fever above 38 C.

  • A 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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