2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in New Brunswick

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New Brunswick, bringing the province’s total number of active cases up to six.

One new case is in the Moncton region, or health Zone 1, and the other new case is in the Fredericton region, or health Zone 1.

Public Health has not released details about the new cases.

A new case in the Miramichi region, or health Zone 7, was announced Wednesday. That case is an individual between the ages of 60 and 69, and is travel-related.

Those new cases bring the total of active cases in the Moncton region to 4. There is now one active case in both the Fredericton region and the Miramichi region. 

On Wednesday, 646 tests were conducted for COVID-19. A total of 72,231 tests have been conducted since the pandemic started.

New Brunswick has recorded 199 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in mid-March. Two people have died and 191 have recovered.

What to do if you have a symptom

People concerned they might have COVID-19 symptoms can take a self-assessment test on the government website at gnb.ca. 

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, new onset of muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell, and difficulty breathing. In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with one of those symptoms are asked to:

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