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New Brunswick reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, 10 recoveries Friday

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New Brunswick is reporting five new COVID-19 cases and 10 recoveries on Friday.

The new data means that there are now 156 active cases in the province.

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One of the new COVID-19 cases is being reported in the Saint John region: an individual between the ages of 50 and 59.

Three cases are being reported in the Edmundston zone: an individual 19 years old or younger; an individual between the ages of 40 and 49; and an individual between the ages of 80 and 89.

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There is one case being reported in the Bathurst region on Friday: an individual between the ages of 20 and 29.

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New Brunswick has now had 1,382 cases confirmed since the pandemic began, of which 1,203 people have recovered.

There have been 22 COVID-19-related deaths in the province.

Six people are currently in hospital, two of whom are in intensive care.

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The Edmundston remains in the red phase of New Brunswick’s COVID-19 recovery plan. All other regions remain in the orange phase.

New Brunswick completed 1,484 tests on Thursday. The province has now completed 215,879 tests since the pandemic began.

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