New Brunswick health officials held a rare weekend COVID-19 update as they announced a new record for the number of COVID-19 cases reported in the province in a single day.
The province reported 23 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.
Sixteen of the new cases are located in the Saint John area, six are located in the Moncton area and one is located in the Fredericton area.
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There are now 71 active cases in the province as of Saturday.
Dr. Jennifer Russell, New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health, spent the meeting calling for the province to make a “renewed commitment” to beating back COVID-19.
“We can’t go on as if our case numbers are low,” said Russell.
The province says it has been able to trace all recent cases to a source and that they do not think there is community transmission in the province at this time.
Saturday was the third-straight day that the province has provided an update on the status of the virus, a sign of how serious they consider the state of the virus in New Brunswick.
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Russell stressed that the number of new cases is not unique to New Brunswick and is similar to the second wave being experienced across Canada and the world.…