Health officials raise concerns as COVID-19 case numbers remain high in New Brunswick

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health says she's concerned people in the Moncton area may not be following COVID-19 health orders.

Dr. Jennifer Russell told reporters today the number of COVID-19 cases remains high in Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe — even though the region has been under circuit-breaker restrictions since Oct. 8.

Circuit-breaker rules include limits on indoor private gatherings, and travel to or from affected areas is restricted.

Russell says there is also a high number of cases in the Miramichi area, in the province's northeast.

Officials are reporting 69 new COVID-19 cases today and a total of 548 active infections.

There are 17 people hospitalized with the disease, including 11 in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 10, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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