New Brunswick surpasses 100 deaths linked to COVID-19 since beginning of pandemic

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says it's a tough day for the province with news of two more deaths, bringing the number of COVID-19-related deaths to 101 since the start of the pandemic.

Higgs says the Delta variant has proven to be a fierce enemy that has claimed the lives of people young and old.

Circuit-breaker measures in the southeast and northwest of the province that were to end tomorrow will be extended for at least another week, and measures in the Campbellton region will be extended for at least two weeks.

Travel in and out of those areas is restricted and gatherings are limited to single households.

Chief medical health officer Dr. Jennifer Russell says ending the circuit-breaker measures now would only extend the outbreaks.

Russell says there are 67 new cases today, and there are now 762 active cases in New Brunswick.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2021.

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