New Brunswick reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, new travel restrictions on students

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 30 new cases of COVID-19 today, one of the highest single-day increases since the onset of the pandemic.

Health officials say eight cases are in the Fredericton region, seven are in the Edmundston area, the Campbellton and Moncton regions both have six new cases while the Saint John area has three.

In response to the climbing numbers, the province says students travelling into New Brunswick from other provinces due to formal custody or care agreements must now receive weekly COVID-19 tests.

The new travel restrictions also apply to students in kindergarten to Grade 8 living in Quebec or Nova Scotia who attend school in New Brunswick.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province's chief medical health officer, is encouraging residents to download the COVID alert app.

The number of active cases in New Brunswick is 171. The province has had 765 confirmed cases, with 584 considered recovered and nine deaths.

The Canadian Press