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New Brunswick reports 1 death, 8 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday

New Brunswick confirmed Saturday the death of a person in their 70s in the Edmundston region due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in the province to 35.

The province has also announced eight new cases of the virus.

One case is in Zone 1 (Moncton region) and two cases in Zone 2 (Saint John region). Both cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

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In Zone 3 (Fredericton region), there are three new cases. One case is travel-related and two cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Two other cases are in Zone 4 (Edmundston region). Both cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases.

The number of confirmed cases in New Brunswick is 1,847.

Since Friday, 19 people have recovered for a total of 1,675 recoveries. There have been 35 deaths, and the number of active cases is 136.

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Eight patients are hospitalized, including three in an intensive care unit. On Friday, 1,189 tests were conducted for a total of 282,532.

A section of Zone 4, including Edmundston and the upper Madawaska region, is in lockdown as per the province’s mandatory order. A detailed list of lockdown restrictions, including what can remain open and what must close, is available online.

The communities of Saint-Léonard, Grand Falls, Drummond, New Denmark and Four Falls remain in the Orange level.

All other zones and communities in the province, including the Saint-Quentin and Kedgwick regions in Zone 4, remain in the Yellow level.

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