Health officials in New Brunswick report 37th COVID-19 related death, six new cases

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FREDERICTON — A resident of Pavillon Beau-Lieu, a special care home in Grand Falls, N.B., is the 37th COVID-19 related death in New Brunswick.

Health officials say the person in their 80s died in hospital.

Officials are reporting six new cases of COVID-19 today with half of them in the Edmundston region, while the Moncton, Saint John and Bathurst regions each have one new infection.

Restrictions on access to the University of New Brunswick’s Fredericton campus, as well as St. Thomas University and New Brunswick Community College Fredericton, will be lifted at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

However, residents and staff of Magee House and Elizabeth Parr-Johnston residences who are required by Public Health to self-isolate are continuing to do so, and access to the two buildings will remain restricted.

There are now 137 active cases of COVID-19 in the province and five patients are hospitalized, including two in intensive care.

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

The Canadian Press