FREDERICTON — New Brunswick is confirming five more deaths as a result of COVID-19 today as well as 40 new infections in the province.
Officials say four people have died in the Moncton region, including two in their 60s, one in their 70s and another person in their 80s.
The remaining death involves a person in their 70s in the Campbellton area and brings the total number of virus-related deaths in the province to 106.
There are a total of 731 active cases and 50 people are hospitalized, with 15 listed in intensive care.
The province also says the circuit breaker that has been in effect in certain areas of the province since Oct. 8, has been extended for at least seven more days until the situation is more stable.
As well, the Campbellton region is to enter a 14-day circuit breaker today at 6 p.m. to address the high number of COVID-19 transmissions there.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2021.
The Canadian Press