Zone 5 (Campbellton region) will return to the Yellow level at midnight tonight.
Public Health made the recommendation based upon a consistent downward trend in the number of cases and a significant decline in the risk of further infections.
“Based on the measures taken by the community, we are accepting the recommendation of Public Health that the Campbellton region return to the Yellow level as of midnight,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. ““The community showed what is possible by working together and I thank them for their dedicated efforts in making this happen. I also recognize the outstanding efforts by our health-care workers who continue to work in so many different capacities to help manage the virus. In addition, I thank our provincial government employees who are working on border control duties both on the frontlines and behind the scenes. Their efforts are not only helping to keep our province safe but also our neighbours in the Atlantic bubble.
“It is important that we all continue to take the steps necessary to keep ourselves and our fellow New Brunswickers healthy and safe.”
In the Yellow level, Public Health measures and guidelines must still be followed. This includes wearing a mask in all indoor public places. Recovery level rules are available online.
“Returning Zone 5 to the Yellow level is the result of an immense amount of collaboration involving public health workers, staff at the regional health authority, local civic leaders and, most importantly, the residents of the region,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “The risks of COVID-19 continue to increase all around the Atlantic bubble. In fact, lockdowns are imminent in England, parts of Europe and in the United States and Canada. That is why we must mitigate the risk by doing our very best to keep the virus out by implementing evidence-based measures such as limiting our number of close contacts, physical distancing, wearing your mask, staying home if you are sick and getting tested even if you have mild symptoms.”
Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious on Oct. 24 while on the following flights:
- Air Canada Flight 322 – from Calgary to Montreal; and
- Air Canada Flight 8792 – from Montreal to Saint John arrived at 6:12 p.m.
Individuals who travelled on these flights should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after the flight. Should any COVID-19 symptoms develop, they are directed to self-isolate and take the self-assessment online or to call 811 to get tested.
Two new cases
Public Health reported two new case of COVID-19 today in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) as follows:
- two people 30 to 39.
The cases are self-isolating and under investigation.
The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 349 and 315 have recovered. There have been six deaths, and the number of active cases is 28. Five patients are hospitalized with none in an intensive care unit. As of today, 105,242 tests have been conducted.