New Brunswick officials will provide a COVID-19 update after consecutive days of record-breaking case numbers in the province

31 new cases of the virus were reported in the province on Wednesday, breaking the record of new cases announced in a single day on Tuesday which was 27

Since Jan 1, 94 cases were reported in the province, prompting New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of Health to declare that a new wave of the pandemic had arrived in the province on Tuesday

According to health officials, it is the aftermath of decisions made over the holidays, with multiple clusters associated with people who went to holiday gatherings and worked symptomatically

In response to the rising case numbers, health officials have moved the entire province to the orange tier of the New Brunswick COVID-19 Response Plan

The orange phase tries to balance the reopening of businesses with preventing a resurgence of coronavirus transmission

However, the province notes that the orange phase also indicates a “significant risk that COVID-19 is no longer under control in the province”

The wearing of face masks is mandatory in public areas during the orange phase. Masks are to be worn in public outdoor areas when a physical distance of two meters cannot be maintained

In the orange phase, New Brunswickers are confined to a single household bubble that can be expanded to include caregivers or an immediate family member in need of help or support

For example, although groups are allowed to go to restaurants, they are not allowed to sit with people from another household bubble

The province says essential travel is only recommended in and outside of orange zones, however, people can still travel within the province for work, school, important errands, and medical appointments

The province says essential travel is only recommended in and outside of orange zones, however, people can still travel within the province for work, school, important errands, and medical appointments

There are 110 active cases in New Brunswick as of Wednesday. There have been a total of 693 cases of the coronavirus since the pandemic began, of which 573 are considered cured

Nine people have died in the province and one person is currently in hospital. That person is in intensive care

Russell is joined by Health Secretary Dororthy Shephard for the update, which is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m. AT THE

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