(Photo by CDC)

The predictions about a surge in case numbers following the holidays are coming true – another significant increase in confirmed cases of COVID in the last 24-hours. Public Health is reporting 25-new cases today – five here in the Saint John region. All cases are under investigation.

There are now 256-active cases in the province – 48 here in the Saint John region. Public Health says four people are in hospital – one in intensive care. There have been 884-confirmed cases with 615-recovering – and – 12-COVID related deaths since the pandemic was declared last March.