New Brunswick reports 71 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths

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New Brunswick is reporting 71 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and three additional deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours.

Public Health reported today that 60 people have recovered from COVID-19 and there are 71 new cases of the virus, with the active number of cases at 760, the New Brunswick Government said in a statement.

The statement further added that there are 18 people in intensive care and another 31 are in hospital for a total of 49 people hospitalized.

Of those in hospital, 25 are over the age of 60. Eleven people are on a ventilator. There is one person under 19 hospitalized.

Sixteen of the 49 people hospitalized were initially admitted for other reasons and contracted COVID-19 due to outbreaks at hospitals in Moncton, Saint John and Miramichi.

Most of those people infected are currently exhibiting mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19, the New Brunswick Government added.

The New Brunswick Public Health also confirmed that a person 60-69 in Zone 3 (Fredericton region), a person 70-79 in Zone 2 (Saint John region) and a person 80-89 in Zone 2 (Saint John region) have died as a result of COVID-19.

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