New Brunswick has detected six new cases of COVID-19 in the province, bringing the total number of cases to 51 as of Saturday.

There was no in-person update on Saturday, but according to a press release from the province’s department of public health, the cases include:

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The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Jennifer Russell, emphasized physical distancing, a term that is increasingly being used instead of social distancing.

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2:01Vital importance of physical distancing during COVID-19 pandemic

Vital importance of physical distancing during COVID-19 pandemic

It’s believed that the new terminology — physical distancing — will better help people understand what they need to do to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

“I cannot emphasize strongly enough how important it is to continue to follow the guidelines regarding physical distancing, remaining at home and frequent hand-washing,” said Russell.

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