Health officials report 14 new COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 today, including nine in the Edmundston region, which remains under lockdown.

Health officials say four of the new cases are in the Moncton region, which is under the red pandemic-alert level, and one case is in the Fredericton area, which is under the lower, orange level like the rest of the province.

The Edmundston region, bordering Quebec and Maine in the northwest of the province, was moved into a lockdown Jan. 23 for at least 14 days.

Officials say there are 264 active reported cases in New Brunswick and five people are hospitalized with the disease, including three in intensive care.

The Edmundston region has 172 of the province's active reported cases and has outbreaks at two long-term care homes.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,302 infections and 18 COVID-related deaths.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 3, 2021.

The Canadian Press