Presumptive case of coronavirus recorded in New Brunswick: health official

There is a presumptive case of the new coronavirus in New Brunswick, according to the province’s chief medical officer of health.

Dr. Jennifer Russell held an emergency press conference in Fredericton Wednesday afternoon, where she confirmed the presumptive case.

The case relates to a woman between the age of 50 and 60, Russell said, adding that she travelled from France.

“We only received the results late (Wednesday) afternoon,” Russell said. “She phoned ahead to 811 or to the health department, so she wasn’t in an emergency room, and she was taken in for assessment and put in an isolation room.”

Russell said the woman has been treated, tested, and is in self-isolation at her home in southeastern New Brunswick.

Health officials are not specifying the exact city for privacy reasons. Russell says her conditions are mild.

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