New Brunswick COVID-19 rally: cases increase in Listuguj community on New Brunswick border

A COVID-19 epidemic on the Listuguj First Nation in Quebec continues to grow. Nine new cases of the virus were reported in the community on Saturday.

“These people are currently isolated and have access to services and treatment,” the Listuguj Mi’gmaq government said in a statement.

The community, which has strong ties to Campbellton, New Brunswick, now has 24 confirmed cases. He recorded his first death from the virus about a month ago.

Santé publique Québec helps with contact tracing. Additional security measures, including masking, and a ban on community gatherings have been put in place to reduce the spread of the virus.

Community test completed

Residents of Metepenagiag First Nation, west of Miramichi, await results after a community test is held on Friday.

According to a Facebook post by Chief Bill Ward, 243 people have been tested for COVID-19.

Before mass testing, nine cases had been reported in the community, which is facing its first outbreak since the start of the pandemic.

More than 240 people were tested for COVID-19 at a community testing clinic in Metepenagiag First Nation on Friday. (SRC)

Case at Campbellton Elementary School

Lord Beaverbrook School in Campbellton closed on Friday after reporting a case of COVID-19 the day before.

The families of all children who have been in contact with the HIV-positive person can expect to be contacted by public health, Superintendent Mark Donovan said in a letter to parents.

“If you are not contacted by public health officials, your child should watch closely for symptoms this week and get tested if developing,” he said.

Current case numbers

New Brunswick confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and nine recoveries, with the most recent number of cases available. The province is no longer reporting the number of cases on weekends.

Public health said in a press release on Friday that 92% of new cases were in people who were not fully vaccinated.

Six people were hospitalized, including three in intensive care.

As of Friday, the province had 136 active cases of respiratory illness.

The 24 cases break down as follows:

Moncton area, zone 1, six cases:

  • A person 19 years of age and under.

  • A person from 20 to 29 years old.

  • Three people from 30 to 39.

  • A person between 40 and 49 years old.

All six cases are under investigation.

Saint John area, zone 2, two cases:

  • A person aged 50 to 59.

  • A person between 70 and 79 years old.

Both cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Fredericton area, Zone 3, four cases:

  • A person from 20 to 29 years old.

  • A person from 30 to 39.

  • A person between 40 and 49 years old.

  • A person between 60 and 69 years old.

Two cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and two are under investigation.

Public Health reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday. (SRC)

Edmundston region, zone 4, six cases:

Four cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases and two cases are under investigation

Campbellton area, zone 5, five cases:

Three cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases, and two cases are under investigation.

Bathurst region, zone 6, one case:

The case is linked to travel.

To date, the province has performed 420,728 tests for COVID-19.

Previous public exhibition notices

Public Health has also identified places in New Brunswick where people may have been exposed to the coronavirus in the past two weeks.

The last update was shared on Friday.

Moncton area, Zone 1:

  • Sept. 5 between 1 and 2 a.m. – Disco on the second floor, 837 Main Street, Moncton

  • Sept. 5 between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. – Mom’s restaurant, 806 Main Street, Moncton

  • Sep 4 between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – Kelsey Restaurant, 141 Trinity Drive, Moncton

  • Sep 4 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – Nita’s bar and grill, 1999 Mountain Road, Moncton

  • Sep 3 between 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – Cognito Coffee, 581 Main Street, Moncton

Fredericton area, Zone 3:

  • Sept. 4 between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Upper Miramichi Rural Community Park, 6094 Route 8, Boiestown

Edmundston region, Zone 4:

  • Sept. 7 between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart, 494 Madawaska Road, Grand-Sault

  • Sept. 5 between 9:30 a.m. and noon – Saint-Patrick Catholic Church, 2154, route 130, limestone siding

  • Sep 3 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Walmart, 494 Madawaska Road, Grand-Sault

  • Sep 3 between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – Canadian tire, 383 Madawaska Road, Grand-Sault

  • Sep 3 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – Town hall [Public Health Office, Mental Health Office, Social Development, Library, Police Office, Town Planning Office],131, chemin Pleasant, Grand-Sault)

  • Sept. 1 between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. – Walmart, 494 Madawaska Road, Grand-Sault

Campbellton area, Zone 5:

  • September 4 – Golf and Country Club Restigouche, 30565 McLeods Rte. 134, Campbellton

  • Sep 4 and 5 – Church of Life, 198 Roseberry Street, Campbellton

Bathurst region, zone 6:

  • Sept. 8 between 8 a.m. and noon – CCNB – Bathurst Campus, Main building, 725 College Road, Bathurst

  • Sept. 4 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Studio Olympe, 1079, chemin Principale, Beresford

What to do if you have a symptom

People who are concerned about having COVID-19 can take an online self-assessment test.

Public health says symptoms of the disease include fever above 38 ° C, new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, new onset of fatigue and difficulty. respiratory.

In children, symptoms also included purple markings on the fingers and toes.

People with any of these symptoms should stay home, call 811 or their doctor, and follow directions.

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