N.B. reports 53 new COVID cases, 56 recoveries ahead of Canada-U.S. border reopening

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FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is reporting 53 new cases of COVID-19 ahead of Monday's the opening of the Canada-U.S. land border.

Officials say travellers entering the province from Maine and other U.S. states will be held to new federal requirements, which include full vaccination against the disease and a negative PCR test result.

Travellers will also need to register their trips with New Brunswick online.

Officials also announced 56 COVID-19 recoveries, bringing the province's confirmed case count to 473.

Vaccination rates in the province now sit at 85.9 per cent for eligible residents who are fully vaccinated and 92.9 per cent for those who have received at least one dose.

Fifteen patients are in hospital due to the disease, with nine of those in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2021.

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