New Brunswick reports two new cases of COVID-19 in the Campbellton area

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting two new cases of COVID-19, both of them in an area where health authorities have been dealing with an outbreak since earlier this month.

The two cases in the Campbellton region include a person in their 20s and another in their 50s.

The two newly infected people have been placed in isolation as health authorities investigate the source of the infections.

As of Saturday, the province was reporting 72 active cases, bringing New Brunswick's running total to 326.

Of the six people receiving treatment in hospital, one was in intensive care on the weekend.

People in the Campbellton region have faced tighter restrictions on their social gatherings since the province moved the area to the Orange level of its COVID-19 response plan on Oct. 9.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2020

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