New Brunswick reports two more COVID-linked deaths and 17 new infections

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting two more deaths linked to COVID-19 and 17 new infections.

Health officials said today the deaths involve one person in their 70s and one in their 80s who were residents of a retirement facility in Saint John.

Premier Blaine Higgs and chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell offered their condolences today to the families.

The province is also reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19, one of which is connected to a primary school in New Maryland.

New Brunswick has 219 active reported cases of COVID-19.

The province has reported a total of 11 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 12, 2021

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