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There are now 5 active cases of coronavirus in New Brunswick

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The number of active novel coronavirus cases in New Brunswick continued its upward trajectory on Monday as the province reported one additional case of COVID-19.

According to the New Brunswick COVID-19 dashboard, there are now five active cases in the province.

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The new case involves an individual between 20 and 29 in the Fredericton area.

Health officials say the individual is a close contact of a recently confirmed travel-related case. The individual is self-isolating

There have been 170 confirmed cases of the virus in New Brunswick; 163 people have recovered and two people have died.

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There are currently no people in hospital as a result of the virus.

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The province conducted 275 tests on Sunday, bringing its total number of tests to 49,083.

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The Atlantic travel bubble remains operational.

The bubble permits interprovincial travel between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador without self-isolation.

However, restrictions will be in place. You can learn what you need to do ahead of time for each province here.

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