N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 15 new cases announced Monday

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Students at Connaught Street School in Fredericton will learn remotely for at least several days this week, after a case of COVID-19 was reported at the school. (Evan Mitsui/CBC - image credit)
Students at Connaught Street School in Fredericton will learn remotely for at least several days this week, after a case of COVID-19 was reported at the school. (Evan Mitsui/CBC - image credit)

New Brunswick Public Health reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, including 11 in the Fredericton region.

There are four new cases in the Moncton region (Zone 1), all between 20-29. One is a contact of a previously confirmed case and the other three are under investigation.

The other cases are as follows:

Fredericton region (Zone 3) 11 cases

  • Three people 19 and under.

  • A person between 20-29.

  • Six people between 30-39.

  • A person between 70-79.

Ten of the cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and one is under investigation.

Seven patients are hospitalized, with six of those in New Brunswick. Three are in intensive care.

There are now 134 active cases in the province. There have been 2,144 confirmed cases in New Brunswick, 1,966 recoveries and 43 people have died from the coronavirus.

Confirmed cases at Priestman Street Elementary School in Fredericton

Late Monday evening, it was announced there are two COVID-19 cases associated with Priestman Street Elementary School in Fredericton.

The school will be closed Tuesday is moving to distance learning on Wednesday. All staff, students and their families must self-isolate until Thursday at 11:59 p.m. AT.

Confirmed case at Connaught Street School

New Brunswick school officials are confirming there was a positive case of COVID-19 at Connaught Street School in Fredericton.

Superintendent David McTimoney sent a letter late Sunday night to parents and guardians of students at the school.

"We are working with public health officials to identify any students and school personnel who may have been in contact with the case," said McTimoney, asking households to monitor closely for symptoms for 14 days.

The school, which teaches kindergarten to Grade 5, will use distance learning for several days this week.

The letter stated that teachers will connect with families Tuesday by email or phone to share the plan. The school's website says it has 276 students.

New public exposures

Public Health identified nine new public exposure sites on Monday, all in the Fredericton region.

  • Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton on Saturday, May 15, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Walmart Supercentre, 1399 Regent St., Fredericton on Sunday, May 16, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 1040 Prospect St., Fredericton on Sunday, May 16, between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

  • Walmart, 125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton on Monday, May 17, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Dollarama, 125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton on Monday, May 17, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Sobeys Fast Fuel, 530 Brookside Dr., Fredericton on Monday, May 17, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

  • Fadi's Pizza, 312 Main St., Fredericton on Tuesday, May 18, between noon and 2 p.m.

  • Fredericton Regional Centre, 300 St. Mary's St., on Tuesday, May 18, and Wednesday, May 19, betwee 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Atlantic Superstore, 116 Main St., Fredericton on Wednesday, May 19, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Previous public exposures

Public Health said the dates a perviously reported public exposure at the Fredericton YMCA daycare were incorrect. The correct dates are:

  • Fredericton YMCA daycare, 570 York St., Fredericton, on Tuesday, May 18 and Wednesday, May 19

Fredericton region:

  • Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton, May 15, between and 2 and 4 p.m.

  • Walmart Supercentre, 1399 Regent St, Fredericton, May 16, between 2 and 4 p.m.

  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 1040 Prospect St., Fredericton, May 16, between 8 and 10 p.m.

  • Walmart, 125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton, May 17, between 6 and 8 p.m.

  • Dollarama, 125 Two Nations Crossing, Fredericton, May 17, between 6 and 8 p.m.

  • Sobeys Fast Fuel, 530 Brookside Dr., Fredericton, May 17, between 5 and 7 p.m.

  • Fadi's Pizza, 312 Main St., Fredericton, Tuesday, May 18, between noon and 2 p.m.

  • Atlantic Superstore, 116 Main St., Fredericton, May 19, between 5 and 8 p.m.

  • Christ Church (Parish) Church, 245 Westmorland St., Fredericton, Sunday, May 16, 10:30 a.m. service.

  • Hope City Church, 429 Clements Dr., Fredericton, on Sunday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. services.

  • Petro Canada, 20 Royal Rd., Fredericton, on Tuesday, May 18, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Fredericton Regional Centre, 300 Saint Mary's St., Fredericton, May 18 and May 19 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Home Depot, 1450 Regent St., Fredericton, Wednesday, May 19, between 5 and 7 p.m.

  • Scholten's, 325 Sunset Dr., Fredericton, on May 17 between 4 and 8 p.m.

  • Atlantic Superstore, 116 Main St., Fredericton, on May 16 between 9 and 11 a.m.

  • Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen St., Fredericton, on May 15 between 3 p.m. and May 16 at noon.

  • Riverbend Golf Club, 541 Route 628, Durham Bridge,on May 15, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Penniac Ultramar, 22 Route 628, on May 15, between 9 and 11 a.m. and between 2 and 4 p.m.

  • Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, 665 George St., on May 15 between 10 a.m. and noon

  • Moores Clothing, 1150 Prospect St., on May 15, between 11 a.m. and noon.

  • Home Depot, 1450 Regent St., on May 15, between noon and 1 p.m.

  • Crowne Plaza Fredericton, 659 Queen St., between 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, and noon on Sunday, May 16.

  • Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., Fredericton, on Friday, May 14, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • CJ Munn Equipment, 1095 Hanwell Rd., Fredericton, on Friday, May 14, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

  • McMath Law Office, 406 Regent St., on May 14, between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

  • Fredericton Mitsubishi, 327 St. Mary's St., on May 14, between 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Pizza Delight, 243 St. Mary's St., on May 14, between noon and 2 p.m.

  • The Abbey Café, 546 Queen St., on May 14, between noon and 12:30 p.m.

  • Scotiabank, 490 King St., on May 14, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Sobeys, 1180 Prospect St., on May 14, between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Cannon's Cross Pub, 15 Riverside Dr., on May 14, between 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.

  • McDonald's Restaurant, 1177 Prospect St., on May 14, between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Cal's Independent Grocer, 135 Otis Dr., Nackawic, on May 14, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

  • Irving Big Stop Blue Canoe restaurant, 415 Nevers Rd., Waasis, on May 14, between 10:30 a.m. and noon.

  • Progressive Credit Union, 395 Connell Rd., Woodstock, on May 13, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Giant Tiger, 1160 Smythe St., on May 13, between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Scholten's, 325 Sunset Dr., on May 13, between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

  • Costco, 25 Wayne Squibb Blvd., on May 12, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and May 13, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • A&W, 1018 Prospect St., Fredericton, on May 12, between noon and 2 p.m.

  • NB Power, 515 King St., on May 12, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

  • Sobeys Fast Fuel, 530 Brookside Dr., on May 12, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus, residence administration building, 20 Bailey Dr., Fredericton, on May 11 and May 12, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Sobeys, 463 Brookside Dr., Fredericton, on May 11, between 6 and 8 p.m.

  • Tony Pepperoni, 510 Brookside Dr., on May 11, between 5 and 7 p.m.

  • The Drome, 301 Main St., on May 11, between 8:45 and 11 p.m.

  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 1040 Prospect St., on May 11, from 9 to 10 a.m.

  • Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and the Pickle Jar Restaurant, 620 Queen St., from May 11 to May 16.

  • Tim Hortons drive-thru, Regent Street, on May 10, at 1:30 p.m.

  • Atlantic Superstore, 471 Smythe St, on May 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.

  • Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, 700 Priestman St., on May 10-11.

  • Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, 800 Priestman St., on May 10-11.

  • Veterans Health Unit, 680 Priestman St., on May 10-11.

  • Wolastoq Wharf, 527 Union St., on May 9, between noon and 2:30 p.m.

  • Northside Market, 170 Main St., on May 9, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Irving Oil, 181 King St., on May 9, from 8 to 10 p.m.

  • Dollarama, 5 Trinity Dr., on May 9, from noon to 2 p.m.

  • NB Liquor, 18 Trinity Dr., on May 9, from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Home Sense, 18 Trinity Dr., on May 9, from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd., on May 6-12.

  • STMR. 36 Restaurant – Delta Fredericton, 225 Woodstock Rd., on May 6-12.

Moncton region:

  • Costco Wholesale, 140 Granite Dr., Moncton, on May 9, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Edmundston region:

  • Tim Hortons, 54 Canada St., Saint-Quentin, on May 16, between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

  • Jean Coutu, 177 Victoria St., on May 15, between noon and 1 p.m.

Bathurst region:

  • Tim Hortons, 1420 Vanier Blvd., Bathurst, on May 16, between 5 and 7 p.m.

Flight exposures

Public Health has identified a positive case in a traveller who may have been infectious while on the following flights:

  • Air Canada 314 – from Vancouver to Montreal, departed at 11:24 p.m. on May 11.

  • Air Canada 8902 – from Montreal to Moncton, departed at 1:06 p.m. on May 12.

  • Air Canada 8946 from Toronto to Moncton, departed at 8:47 p.m. on May 10.

What to do if you have a symptom

People concerned they might have COVID-19 symptoms can take a self-assessment test online.

Public Health says symptoms shown by people with COVID-19 have included:

  • Fever above 38 C.

  • New cough or worsening chronic cough.

  • Sore throat.

  • Runny nose.

  • Headache.

  • New onset of fatigue, muscle pain, diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell.

  • Difficulty breathing.

In children, symptoms have also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with one of those symptoms should:

  • Stay at home.

  • Call Tele-Care 811 or their doctor.

  • Describe symptoms and travel history.

  • Follow instructions.

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