New Brunswick to provide update on coronavirus

New Brunswick will provide an update Tuesday on its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Premier Blaine Higgs and Dr. Jennifer Russel, the province’s chief medical officer of health, are set to provide the update at 2:30 p.m. AT.

On Monday, the province announced that there were five presumptive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus bacteria, and two confirmed cases of COVID-19.

That brought the total number of positive tests to seven cases.

The first case in New Brunswick was announced on March 11, 2020. That was a woman in her 50s who recently returned from France.

Four new presumptive cases were announced on Sunday, all of which were in close contact with the first case. One of those cases was confirmed on Monday, bringing the confirmed total to two.

So far, 196 COVID-19 tests have come back negative.

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