New Brunswick taking measures after 122 new cases of COVID-19 over weekend

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 122 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday.

There are now 229 active cases in the province and 11 people are hospitalized, including nine in intensive care.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell describes the current fourth wave of COVID-19 as an epidemic among the unvaccinated and those not yet eligible for vaccination.

She says 86 per cent of the new cases involve people who are not fully vaccinated.

Positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at 11 schools and a number of child care centres in the province.

Starting Tuesday, all students must wear masks in schools and on school buses, but they can be removed to eat or take part in sports.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 13, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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