Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 Thursday.

The new cases are temporary foreign workers who arrived in Moncton and began immediately self-isolating. One case is an individual between 30 and 39 and the other is an individual between 50 and 59, both in Zone 1 (Moncton region).

Wednesday’s reported case in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) is now considered recovered.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 180 and 169 have recovered. There have been two deaths, and there are nine active cases. As of today, 55,945 tests have been conducted.

Keeping our communities safe

To prevent the spread of COVID-19 within communities, visitors and residents are reminded to:

  • maintain physical distancing (2 m / 6 ft);
  • wear a community face mask when physical distancing is difficult to maintain;
  • limit contact with people at higher risk, such as older adults and those with chronic health conditions;
  • clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces often;
  • frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom, when preparing food and before eating. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available;
  • when coughing or sneezing:
    • cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand;
    • dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and wash your hands afterwards; and
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • stay home when ill.
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