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

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FREDERICTON — Public health officials in New Brunswick are reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 today.

Five of the new cases are in the Edmundston region, the northwest part of the province that has been under lockdown for more than one week.

The other three new cases are in the Moncton area, which remains under the red pandemic-alert level, while the rest of the province is under the lower, orange level.

Officials say there are 273 active reported cases and three patients in hospital with the disease, including two in intensive care.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,264 infections and 18 COVID-related deaths.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 1, 2021.

The Canadian Press