Health officials report two more COVID-19-related deaths in New Brunswick

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting two COVID-19-related deaths in the province today, bringing the death toll to 116 since the start of the pandemic.

The latest deaths - in the Campbellton region - involve someone in their 70s and a person in their 40s.

Officials are reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing the number of active infections to 551.

There are 23 people in hospital, including 13 in intensive care.

A statement from the Health Department says that as a result of a province-wide strike by CUPE members, some vaccination clinics and COVID-19 screening at assessment centres have been cancelled or rescheduled.

Currently 84.8 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 92.5 per cent are partially immunized with at least one dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2021

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