N.B. COVID-19 roundup: One new case reported Wednesday, three new cases in Listuguj

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One new case of COVID-19 was reported in New Brunswick on Wednesday.

The case is a person 30 to 39 years old in the Fredericton region (Zone 3). The person is self-isolating and the case is under investigation, Public Health said in a release.

The department has said no COVID-19 briefings are planned for this week.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is now 596 and 560 people have recovered. The number of active cases has fallen to 27.

Eight people have died from COVID-19, and another person who tested positive also died but not as a result of COVID-19.

Two patients are hospitalized; one of whom is in an intensive care unit, one fewer than the day before.

As of Wednesday, 152,108 tests have been conducted, including 687 since Tuesday's report.

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Listuguj confirms three new cases

The Listuguj Mi'gmaq government confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Listuguj on Wednesday.

In a statement on its website, the First Nation government said that "since the beginning of the pandemic our community has had a total of five cases, two have since fully recovered."

The three people who have tested positive are self-isolating, and one is in hospital, the statement said.

It noted that the current active cases are travel-related and contact tracing is underway.

In late summer, New Brunswick maintained a travel bubble with Listuguj and nearby Point-a-la-Croix in Quebec.

The bubble ended Oct. 8 because of a rising number of COVID cases in Quebec, forcing about 100 Listuguj students who go to high school in Campbellton to move to online learning.

What to do if you have a symptom

New Brunswickers can complete an online self-referral to be tested for COVID-19.

If you are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and do not need to talk to a nurse, you can complete the self-assessment available online to get the next steps.

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, 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.