N.B. COVID-19 roundup: Province reports 1 death, 8 new cases

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New Brunswick is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. (Bobby Hristova/CBC - image credit)
New Brunswick is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. (Bobby Hristova/CBC - image credit)

New Brunswick reported its 35th COVID-related death Saturday.

A person in their 70s in the Edmundston region (Zone 4) died from the disease, according to Public Health.

The province reported eight new cases of COVID-19. There are now 136 active cases. Eight patients are in hospital, including three in intensive care.

Tighter travel restrictions were announced on Friday, requiring non-essential travellers to self-isolate at a hotel for at least seven days.

The cases reported Saturday breakdown as follows:

In the Fredericton region (Zone 3), there are three new cases:

  • A person 19 and under.

  • Two people in their 30s.

Public Health said one is travel-related and the other two are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

In the Saint John region (Zone 2), there are two new cases:

  • A person in their 30s.

  • A person in their 80s.

Both are contacts of previous cases.

In the Edmundston region (Zone 4), there are two new cases:

  • Two people in their 70s.

Both are close contacts of previous cases.

In the Moncton region (Zone 1), there is one new case, under investigation:

  • A person in their 40s.

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New Brunswick has confirmed 1,847 cases of COVID-19, including 1,675 recoveries.

Public Health conducted 1,189 tests on Saturday for a total of 282,532.

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.