Another COVID-related death reported at seniors facility in New Brunswick

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FREDERICTON — There has been another death reported at a long-term care facility in Saint John, N.B., bringing the total number of COVID-related deaths in New Brunswick to 12.

The new death was the third at Lily Court, which is part of the Parkland Saint John Tucker Hall facility run by Shannex. Two deaths were reported at that facility on Tuesday.

Derek Green, vice-president of the company's New Brunswick operations, says staff members were in contact with the family of the deceased person Tuesday night.

He says testing conducted Monday has identified three new positive cases among residents and one involving an employee.

The number of active identified cases at Tucker Hall is 25, involving 14 residents and 11 employees.

New Brunswick is reporting 19 new infections today, bringing the number of active reported cases to 230. Three people are in hospital with the disease.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press