COVID-19 claims the lives of two more people in New Brunswick: health officials

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick say two people with underlying health conditions have died from COVID-19 and two others have been infected with the virus.

Those who died on the weekend include a person in the 70s from the Moncton area and a person in their 40s from the Campbellton region

The area in northern New Brunswick has been under tightened public health restrictions since Oct. 9 as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak in the region.

The province, which has recorded one of the lowest infection rates in Canada since the pandemic was declared in March, has lost six people to the virus.

The total number of infections has reached 328.

Though 257 people have recovered from the virus, the province is still dealing with 65 active cases.

"It is a sad day in our province as we learn that two more people have died from COVID-19," Premier Blaine Higgs said in a statement.

"Marcia and I express our deepest condolences to the families and friends who are grieving the loss of these fellow New Brunswickers."

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 25, 2020

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