New Brunswick reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, 153 active infections provincewide

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today.

Nine of the cases are in the Edmundston region with six identified as contacts of previously confirmed patients and the other three under investigation.

The remaining case is in the Saint John area and is related to travel.

The province has a total of 153 active infections, while 20 people have been hospitalized, including 12 who are in intensive care.

An additional positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Ecole Saint-Jacques in Edmundston, while a possible exposure to the virus has also been confirmed at Cite-Des-Jeunes-A.M. Sormany, in Edmundston.

Officials say both schools have been closed since the Edmundston-Upper Madawaska region went into lockdown a week ago.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press