N.B. reports 3 new COVID-19 cases; 28 active cases remain

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

New Brunswick reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Four previously reported cases are now considered recovered, leaving 28 active cases in the province.

The new cases involve:

  • one individual 20-29 in Zone 2 (Saint John region);
  • one individual 50-59 in Zone 6 (Bathurst region); and
  • one individual 30-39 in Zone 7 (Miramichi region).

Public health says all three new cases are related to travel outside the Atlantic bubble and are self-isolating.

Wednesday's new cases come after two consecutive days of no new cases reported in the province -- the first time no new cases were reported since Oct. 20.

New Brunswick has 347 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 313 have recovered. There have been six deaths, leaving 28 active cases in the province.

Five patients are hospitalized, but there are no longer any patients in the intensive care unit.

As of Wednesday, 104,609 COVID-19 tests had been conducted in the province.


The number of cases are broken down by New Brunswick’s seven health zones:

  • Zone 1 – Moncton region: 94 confirmed cases (1 active case)
  • Zone 2 – Saint John region: 33 confirmed cases (1 active case)
  • Zone 3 – Fredericton region: 68 confirmed cases (8 active cases)
  • Zone 4 – Edmundston region: 8 confirmed cases
  • Zone 5 – Campbellton region: 136 confirmed cases (16 active cases)
  • Zone 6 – Bathurst region: 4 confirmed cases (1 active case)
  • Zone 7 – Miramichi region: 4 confirmed cases (1 active case)


The Campbellton region (Zone 5) remains in the Orange level of recovery with an additional restriction to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the region.

The province recommends that residents limit their contact to a single household bubble plus a formal or informal caregiver or member of their immediate family (a parent, child, sibling or grandparent).


The Remembrance Day ceremony at the Campbellton Civic Centre has been cancelled.

The decision was a difficult one for the local Legion to make.

"I feel terrible that I have to cancel it but, we've got no choice," said Jim Adams of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19.

It's something they’ve never had to do.

A smaller scale ceremony is scheduled to be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 19.

Only 10 people can attend, but it will be broadcast on social media.

"With us going into orange, we realized there was no way we could have our ceremony at the civic centre as in the years past," Adams said.

In the meantime, Adams says there is something people can do.

"If they happen to meet a veteran on the street or anywhere just a stop, maintain your distance but at least say thank you for the service that they gave us," he said.

Poppies and wreaths are still available at the Legion and in stores.


On Thursday, New Brunswick's state of emergency mandatory order was renewed under the authority of the Emergency Measures Act. The state of emergency was first declared on March 14.


New Brunswick's online dashboard includes information about vehicle traffic attempting to enter the province.

On Tuesday, 1,531 personal and 1,567 commercial vehicles attempted to cross the border into the province.

Of the vehicles attempting to cross the border, 19 were refused entry, for a refusal rate of 0.6 per cent.