New Brunswick: 3rd death, 5 new cases (Oct 18)

New Brunswick has recorded its third death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public Health confirmed that an individual between 60 and 69 died today in Zone 1 (Moncton region) as a result of underlying complications, including COVID-19.

“I am deeply saddened to learn there has been another death in our province related to COVID-19,” said Premier Blaine Higgs. “I extend my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this person, and to everyone in our province who has been impacted by the recent outbreaks.”

Public Health has confirmed that this individual was one of the cases connected to the ongoing outbreak in Zone 1 and had been a resident of the Notre Dame Manor, a special-care home in Moncton.

“This is another sad moment for our province,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health. “I am joining all New Brunswickers in sending my heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of this individual.”

New cases

Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 today.

The three cases in Zone 5 (Campbellton region) are as follows:

  • one individual under 19;
  • one individual between 60 and 69; and
  • one individual between 50 and 59.

All of these cases are self-isolating and under investigation.

The two cases in Zone 1 (Moncton region) are as follows:

  • one individual between 70 and 79; and
  • one individual between 80 and 89.

These cases are linked to a previous confirmed case and are self-isolating.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 310 and 203 have recovered. There have been three deaths, and the number of active cases is 104. Three patients are hospitalized with one in an intensive care unit. As of today, 92,060 tests have been conducted.

Source: Release

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