Two confirmed cases of the COVID-19 South African variant have been identified in the province. The Dr. Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital Centre’s microbiology laboratory in Moncton confirmed that two samples sent to Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory earlier this month are COVID-19 South African variant cases. The two cases were reported in Zone 2 (Saint John region). One is related to travel outside of Canada and the other case is a contact of that travel case.

Public Health reported 10 new case of COVID-19 yesterday. Four cases in Zone 1 (Moncton Region) and six cases in Zone 4 (Edmundston Region).

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,732 and 1,553 have recovered. There have been 33 deaths, and the number of active cases is 145. Eighteen patients are hospitalized including 13 in an intensive care unit. As of today, 268, 096 tests have been conducted.