COVID-19: Another 17 Cases in Moncton Outbreak (Oct. 7, 2020)

There are now 22 active cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick with the Oct. 7th announcement of 17 new cases of the Coronavirus. These new cases are linked to the outbreak at Moncton’s Manoir Notre-Dame special-care home, at which two cases were announced the previous day (press release with full details). The positive cases are all staff and residents of the manor, or their close contacts, and all are self-isolating. Two of the patients have been hospitalized. As part of NB Public Health’s continued response to the outbreak, a clinical care team on-site has tested 153 residents and staff, and has started contact tracing. Meantime, two places identified by Public Health for potential public exposure are the Moncton Costco Optical Centre and the Moncton St-Hubert restaurant. Anyone who has been to either spot since Thursday, Oct. 1st should self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and, if any COVID-19 symptoms appear, proceed to self-isolate and contact 811 to arrange for testing. Since the onset of the global pandemic there have been 222 cases of the Coronavirus in New Brunswick, of which two proved fatal. There have been 198 recoveries.