New Brunswick reports 23 cases of COVID-19, new single-day record | CBC News
New Brunswick officials announced 23 cases of COVID-19 in the province on Saturday, setting a single-day high since the start of the pandemic.
The new cases include 16 in the Saint John region (Zone 2) and six in the Moncton region (Zone 1) and one in the Fredericton region (Zone 3).
There are now 71 active cases in the province. One person is in the hospital related to the virus.
Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer, said New Brunswickers are facing a situation which can quickly turn “serious” without immediate action.
“We need a renewed commitment to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we need it now,” she said.
The uptick in new cases is the most since Oct. 20, when officials reported 20 new cases as the Campbellton region grappled with an outbreak.