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New Brunswick reports 5 new coronavirus cases, 2 more recoveries on Friday

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New Brunswick is reporting 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

The five cases are all in the Campbellton zone of the province. They include:

  • Two people 19-years-old or under
  • One individual 20 to 29-years old
  • Two people between the ages of 50 and 59

There are now 92 active cases in the province.

Read more: New Brunswick reports no new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 1 additional recovery

Two more people have recovered from the virus for a total 203 recoveries since the pandemic began.

There are now four people in hospital, one of whom is in the ICU.

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In total, there have been 297 cases in New Brunswick. As of Thursday, the province has completed 89,852 tests.

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Two people in New Brunswick have died as a result of coronavirus.

Friday also saw the province announce that it had renewed its state of emergency on Thursday for 14 days.

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Last week, an outbreak was declared at a Moncton special-care home, Manoir Notre-Dame.

On Tuesday, Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health declared a second outbreak at Manoir Du Sagesse in Campbellton, N.B.

Both the Moncton and Campbellton zones remain in the orange level of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery plan.

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That means masks are mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public places in the Campbellton and Moncton zones.

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All other areas remain in the yellow level of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery plan where masks are mandatory in all indoor public places.