Case of COVID-19 confirmed at Mount Allison University

Alberta records 391 new cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday. (The Canadian Press/NIAID-RML via AP - image credit)

Mount Allison University has notified students, staff and faculty that someone at the institution has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a Facebook post Tuesday evening, the Sackville university, which is in Zone 1 or the Moncton region, said it was notified of the new case earlier.

"The university will continue to follow the directives and procedures of the Department of Health and assist with information for contact tracing by Public Health as requested," the post said.

The university said Public Health believes the case "poses a low-risk to the campus community."

Earlier in the day, Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19, a person between 10 and 19 years old in Zone 1.

The case is travel-related and the individual is self-isolating.

There are now 10 active cases in the province, including six in the Moncton region, three in the Fredericton region and one in the Bathurst region.

New Brunswick has recorded 190 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March. Two people have died and 178 have recovered.

On Monday, 256 tests were conducted for COVID-19. A total of 59,368 tests have been conducted so for during the pandemic.

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:

  • Stay at home.

  • Call Tele-Care 811 or their doctor.

  • Describe symptoms and travel history.

  • Follow instructions.