N.B. COVID-19 roundup: 10 new cases as Zones 2 and 3 get set to go orange

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Public Health is reporting 10 new cases Tuesday, with half of them in the locked-down Edmundston region, Zone 4.

The department did not hold a live-streamed briefing, but in a news release it said that the cases are in four of seven zones, and that seven patients are hospitalized.

The news comes as Zones 2 and 3, the Saint John and Fredericton regions, prepared to move to the less-restrictive orange phase at midnight.

The Moncton region will remain at the red phase, the Campbellton, Bathurst and Miramichi regions at the orange phase, and the Edmundston region will stay at the most restrictive lockdown phase.

Tuesday's new cases break down as follows:

Moncton region, Zone 1, one case:

  • an individual 30 to 39

Saint John region, Zone 2, three cases:

  • two people 19 or under

  • an individual 40 to 49

Edmundston region, Zone 4, five cases:

  • two people 20 to 29

  • two people 60 to 69

  • an individual 70 to 79

Campbellton region, Zone 5, one case:

  • an individual 50 to 59

All these people are self-isolating and their cases are under investigation.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,161. Since Monday, 19 people have recovered, for a total of 807 recoveries.

There have been 14 deaths, and the number of active cases is 339. Seven people are in hospital, with three of those in intensive care.

A total of 189,653 tests have been conducted, including 1,943 since Monday's report.

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Public Health issues public exposure warning

Public Health has identified a potential public exposure to the virus at the following location in the Edmundston region, Zone 4:

  • Atlantic Superstore, 577 Victoria St., Edmundston, on Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 between 6 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.

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.