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Public Health is confirming three new cases of COVID in the province since yesterday. Two cases are in the Fredericton River Valley region – both travel related involving people in their twenties. The other is in the Miramichi region involving a person in their fifties – that one is under investigation. The Miramichi region is now dealing with 6 active cases – one of which is termed a “presumptive” case of a COVID variant. Public Health has sent a sample to the national lab in Winnipeg and is awaiting the results of the test.

Two people are listed as recovered since yesterday with the number of active cases at 37 across the province – none in the Saint John region. Three people are in hospital – one in intensive care. Twenty-eight deaths have been recorded since the pandemic was declared a year ago.

Meantime – a series of exposure notifications has been issued for the Miramichi zone related to the increase of confirmed cases in that area:

Individuals who tested positive were in these establishments but do not have the exact times they were present in these businesses, but it is believed it was for a short duration on these dates:

Sobeys on Feb. 14, Feb. 19, Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 (273 Pleasant St., Miramichi).
Atlantic Superstore on Feb. 14, Feb. 23 and Feb. 28 (408 King George Hwy., Miramichi).
Shoppers Drug Mart on Feb. 14, Feb. 17 and Feb. 26 (397 King George Hwy., Miramichi).
Dollarama on Feb. 20 (100 Douglastown Blvd., Miramichi).
Winners on Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 (2441 King George Hwy., Miramichi).
Giant Tiger on Feb. 24 (2441 King George Hwy., Miramichi).
Walmart on Feb. 24 (200 Douglastown Blvd., Miramichi).
Bulk Barn on Feb. 27 (100-99 Douglastown Blvd., Miramichi).
NB Liquor on Feb. 27 (221 Pleasant St., Miramichi).