COVID-19 outbreak at Edmundston, N.B., seniors home officially declared to be over

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FREDERICTON — Public Health officials in New Brunswick say an outbreak of COVID-19 at a seniors home in Edmundston, N.B., has been brought under control.

The provincial officials say in a news release the outbreak began on Jan. 20 at Le Pavillon Le Royer, following a confirmed COVID-19 case at the facility.

In total, the outbreak consisted of only one case, and a news release says all staff and residents of the facility were re-tested several times to confirm the lack of spread.

The province also reported seven new cases of COVID-19 today, with one case in Moncton of a person under 20 years old.

The new cases include a person in their 50s in the Fredericton area, and five cases in the Edmundston area, including two people in their 20s, one person in their 40s, one person in their 60s and one person in their 80s.

There have been 20 virus-related deaths in total across the province, and the number of active cases is 203.

Seven patients are hospitalized, and two are in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 7, 2021.

The Canadian Press