N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 2 new cases reported, no public update Tuesday

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Two new cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Brunswick on Tuesday.

The new cases are as follows:

  • an individual aged 20-29 in the Edmundston region (Zone 4); and

  • an individual aged 50-59 in the Bathurst region (Zone 6).

Both cases are self-isolating and under investigation, Public Health said in a release. There was no public briefing called for Tuesday.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 595 and 555 have recovered. There have been eight deaths, and the number of active cases is 31. Three patients are hospitalized, with two in intensive care.

As of Tuesday, 151,421 tests have been conducted.

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, complete the self-assessment available online for next steps.

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:

  • 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.