Health officials in New Brunswick report seven new cases of COVID-19

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 today.

Health officials say three cases are in the Moncton region and four cases are in the Edmundston area.

Officials say the case that was identified at Moncton High School on Sunday is presumed to involve the B.1.1.7 variant first identified in the United Kingdom.

There are 56 active reported cases in the province and one patient is hospitalized with the disease.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,505 cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths linked to the virus.

Vaccination clinics are underway this week for 4,500 high school staff provincewide.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Mar. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press