New Brunswick reports three new COVID-19 cases and 24th COVID-19-related death

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting its 24th COVID-19-related death.

Health officials said today the latest death involves a resident in their 80s at the Manoir Belle Vue long-term care home in Edmundston, which has been one of the hardest-hit nursing homes in the province.

Most of the recent COVID-19-related deaths in New Brunswick have occurred at this facility, where 47 residents and 36 staff have tested positive.

Meanwhile, health officials are declaring the outbreak at the Parkland Saint John long-term care facility officially over. The facility in Saint John was linked to 50 cases.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the province today: one in the Moncton area and two in the Edmundston region.

Officials say there are 130 active reported cases in the province and six people in hospital with the disease, including two in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 16, 2021.

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