New Brunswick says vaccination and restrictions reducing COVID-19 transmission

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 today and one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say a person in their 80s in the Campbellton region is the 118th resident to die of the disease since the start of the pandemic.

They say more than 85 per cent of people 12 and up are fully vaccinated and 92.7 per cent have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Chief medical officer Dr. Jennifer Russell said today in a statement that vaccination and so-called circuit-breaker measures are reducing transmission and allowing recoveries to outpace the number of new daily cases.

Officials are reporting 75 more recoveries today, adding that New Brunswick has 470 active infections and 24 people in hospital with the disease, including 14 in intensive care.

New Brunswick's government says a strike involving public servants is reducing testing capacity and as a result, certain people such as long-term care residents and people who need a test for travel are being prioritized.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 2, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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