N.B. reports 10 new COVID cases, to ease restrictions in Saint John and Fredericton

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick reported 10 new COVID-19 infections Tuesday as health officials prepared to ease restrictions in the Saint John and Fredericton regions.

Five of the latest cases were reported in the Edmundston region, which is under a 14-day lockdown that began Sunday.

Three cases were identified in the Saint John area while the Moncton and Campbellton regions each reported one new case.

The Saint John and Fredericton regions were scheduled to move into the lower pandemic-alert level of "orange" Tuesday at midnight. Gyms, spas and entertainment centres can reopen in those areas under strict guidelines.

Officials said the province had 339 active reported cases and seven patients were in hospital with the disease, including three in intensive care.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 1,161 infections and 14 deaths linked to the virus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 26, 2021.

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