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New Brunswick reports 15 active cases of COVID-19

To date, New Brunswick has completed 56,766 tests for the virus and identified 186 confirmed cases. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

The province identified two new cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday and reports 15 active cases in total.

Health officials said in a statement the two new cases are in the Moncton region and are related to international travel.

Province says one case is a child under 10 years old and the other one is a teenager.

To date, the province has completed 56,766 tests for the virus and identified 186 confirmed cases.

New Brunswick reports 169 recoveries and two deaths as a result of COVID-19.

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There are no COVID-19 patients in the hospital, according to the province.

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The province said on Saturday Public Health has identified that two recent confirmed cases, who were international travellers, might have been infectious while travelling on the following flights:

  • Air Canada Flight AC-891 – Rome to Toronto on Aug. 3, 2020
  • Air Canada Flight AC-8910 – Toronto to Moncton on Aug. 4, 2020

Read more: Coronavirus: 4 new cases identified in New Brunswick related to international travel

Individuals who were on these flights are asked to self-monitor for 14 days after the flight for symptoms. Should symptoms develop, people are advised to self-isolate and call 811.

The Atlantic bubble remains operational. New Brunswick reports 248, or just over 2 per cent, vehicles attempting to enter the province on Saturday have been rejected.

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