The Moncton region is the hot spot for confirmed COVID cases today. Public Health reports 7 new cases – all under investigation. Only 3 new cases are being reported in the Edmundston region today – the lowest daily case count in that region for some time. All are contacts of a previously known case.
Public Health says four people have recovered since yesterday with the number of active cases in the province at 168 including 11 here in the Saint John region. Fourteen people are in hospital including 8 in intensive care. The COVID related death toll remains at 30.
Recent releases from Public Health have mentioned concern about the COVID variants without specific details on the number of confirmed cases of variants especially in the Edmundston region. newsysj.ca has reached out to the Health Department requesting an update on variant numbers as late as Saturday – but – we have not received a response.