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Public Health is reporting 8 new cases of COVID in the province today with 6 in province while two others travel related and isolating outside of the province. Public Health explains New Brunswickers with a New Brunswick home address who are in another province at the time of diagnosis with COVID are counted in our numbers even if they are in hospital out of province.

There is one case in the Saint John region – an individual in their fifties and it is travel related. There are 3 new cases in the Moncton region with all contacts of previously confirmed cases. There are 3 new cases in the Bathurst region – one is travel related – one is a contact of a previously confirmed case – and the other is under investigation. There is also 1 new case in the Miramichi region which is travel related.

Public Health says 10 people have recovered since yesterday and the number of active cases is now 140 including 23 in the Saint John region. Eight people are in hospital including in intensive care. The COVID death toll remains at 40.

Public Health is also reporting an outbreak at the Murray Street Lodge in Grand Bay-Westfield is over. The outbreak was declared on April 21st after a confirmed COVID case at the facility. Residents and staff have been tested several times to confirm the end of the outbreak.