N.B. confirms COVID-19 case at Edmundston school, reporting 5 new cases

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New Brunswick is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, as well as confirming a case in an Edmundston school.

The new cases, all of which are linked to previous cases and self-isolating, bring the province’s active count to 41.

There is one case in Zone 1 (Moncton region) in an individual aged 60-69, two cases in Zone 3 (Fredericton region) of persons aged 20-29 and 60-69, and two cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston region) aged 50-59 and 60-69.

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The province says a case was identified at École Notre-Dame in Edmundston. Students and staff are staying home from school Tuesday to allow for contact tracing and sanitization.

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“School staff will contact families directly should there be any further impact on learning. If you or a family member have been in close contact with a case, you will be notified by Public Health for contact tracing,” a news release notes.

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“If you do not hear directly from Public Health, you have not been identified as a close contact.”

Meanwhile, two potential public exposures in Edmundston have also been identified: Pizza Delight at 185 Hébert Blvd., on March 12 between noon and 1:30 p.m., as well as Tim Hortons at 684 Victoria St., on March 12 between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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The province also notes the lab in Moncton has identified an Edmundston case as a presumptive case of a variant of concern.

A sample will be sent to Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory for confirmation.

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