New Brunswick health officials report one new case of COVID-19

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say the new case involves a person in their 30s in the Miramichi region, about 175 kilometres northeast of Fredericton.

There are 36 active reported cases in the province and two people are hospitalized with the disease, both in intensive care.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,431 COVID-19 infections and 27 deaths linked to the virus.

Vaccination clinics for more than 2,400 residents of 121 licensed long-term care facilities are scheduled to take place this week.

Residents of licensed long-term care facilities are expected to have received a first dose of vaccine by the week of March 14.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 1, 2021.

The Canadian Press