New Brunswick has recorded a big bump in positive COVID-19 cases related to Campbellton and Moncton clusters, with multiple schools and daycares closed on Monday.
The province announced 122 new cases on Monday, accumulated over the weekend, with new cases in every one of the seven health zones.
Positive cases have been detected in 11 schools and three childcare facilities in the Moncton, Fredericton and Campbellton regions, health zones 1, 3 and 5. There are now 229 active cases in New Brunswick.
The Moncton region has 71 active cases, driven by the alpha variant. The spread in the rest of the province is driven by the delta variant.
“New Brunswick is experiencing a spike in new COVID-19 infections,” Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said at a briefing on Monday afternoon.
Eleven people are in hospital because of COVID-19, and nine of them are in the intensive care unit. This is the highest number of ICU patients since the province moved to the green phase of recovery and removed COVID-19 restrictions.