New Brunswick to provide COVID-19 update Thursday

New Brunswick is set to provide an update on the state of COVID-19 Thursday.

Premier Blaine Higgs and chief of health Dr. Jennifer Russell will lead the televised update at 2:30 p.m. AT.

Global News will stream the update live on our website.

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The province reported six new cases of the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the number of active cases to 119.

The cases were spread throughout the province, with one individual located in the Moncton region, one in the Saint John region, one in the Fredericton region, one in Edmundston and two in the Bathurst region.

The Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton zones remain under the orange phase of COVID-19 recovery.

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N.B. education minister urging parents to send their kids to school amid active COVID-19 case count

On Tuesday, Russell said a superspreader event in Saint John was identified as the source of 60 positive coronavirus cases in that region.

She said Public Health doesn’t know all the details of the superspreader event, but noted that transmission is easy if people aren’t distancing and are not wearing masks.

N.B. Education Minister Dominic Cardy said at the Tuesday briefing that eight schools in the province have been confirmed to have a positive case of COVID-19.

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He said parents will be notified if their child has been a close contact of a positive case. If they do not hear from Public Health, that means there was no close contact.

Cardy urged parents to continue sending their kids to school, to prevent the mental health impacts of missing school.

Since the start of the pandemic in March, the province has confirmed 514 cases of COVID-19 and seen 388 recoveries from the virus.

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