New Brunswick reports two new COVID-19 cases, four new recoveries

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on New Year’s Day.

Officials say the new cases were identified in the Fredericton region and involve one individual in their 60s and one in their 70s.

Both patients are currently self-isolating, and the source of their infections is under investigation by public health.

The province is also reporting four new recoveries -- today's active case count is 24, down from 28 reported a day earlier.

The latest diagnoses also come a day after the province announced the ninth death related to the virus.

New Brunswick reported Thursday an individual in their 40s died in the Moncton region as a result of “underlying complications” including COVID-19.

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

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