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New Brunswick COVID-19 update: Province identifies super-spreader event in Saint John – Dec. 1, 2020

New Brunswick COVID-19 update: Province identifies super-spreader event in Saint John – Dec. 1, 2020

December 1, 2020 11:50 am
Federal, Video

 



In Fredericton, Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, and Dominic Cardy, New Brunswick’s minister of education and early childhood development, provide an update on the province’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) pandemic. The province is reporting 7 new cases; 4 are in the Saint John region while 3 are in the Fredericton region. Both regions were recently moved to the ‘orange’ level. New Brunswick is also identifying a ‘super-spreader’ event in Saint John that is the source of more than 80 per cent of recent cases in the area. The event was held at two venues over a single evening. An individual who was asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic attended an event, which has resulted in 60 direct and indirect confirmed cases of COVID-19.