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New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases and six recoveries

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New Brunswick health officials are reporting no new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

There are currently six active cases and the province has reported six recoveries since Wednesday.

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In total, there have been 186 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Brunswick and 178 recoveries.

There have been two deaths, both in the Campbellton region.

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The province says no New Brunswickers are currently in hospital due to the virus.

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On Monday, physical distancing regulations in public areas with seating, such as theatres or arenas, have been lowered to a minimum of one metre with the continuous use of masks.

Health officials still recommend good handwashing practices, sanitizing touched surfaces, and wearing non-medical masks in public indoor spaces.

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