Two more deaths as New Brunswick hits more than 1,100 active COVID-19 cases

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FREDERICTON — There are now more than 1,100 active cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick after health officials reported 133 new cases and two more deaths Thursday.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says there have now been 82 deaths related to COVID-19 in the province since the start of the pandemic.

The latest deaths involve a person in their 70s in the Fredericton region and someone over the age of 90 in the Miramichi region.

There are 1,103 active cases of the virus in New Brunswick, and 63 people are hospitalized, including 19 in intensive care.

People free of symptoms living in the so-called circuit-breaker areas, which have seen a high number of COVID-19 transmissions, will be able to pick up free rapid-test kits in Moncton, Perth-Andover and Grand Falls on Saturday.

Positive cases have been confirmed in schools and child-care facilities in all regions of the province except the Edmundston region.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 14, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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