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The COVID death toll has increased in the past 24-hours. Public Health confirms another resident at the Shannex complex in Millidgeville has passed away as a result of complications including COVID. That is the third death at the complex since the latest outbreak began earlier this month.

Meantime – 19-new cases have been confirmed in the province in the last 24-hours including five here in the Saint John region including 3-residents and one employee at the Millidgeville Shannex. The Edmundston region is the hotbed reporting 8-new cases.

COVID cases have been confirmed at two more schools in the province – one in Moncton and the other in Edmundston.

The number of active cases in the province stands at 230 including 42 in the Saint John region. Three people are in hospital and there have now been 12-COVID related deaths since last March.