New Brunswick records third COVID-19 death

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New Brunswick health officials have recorded the province’s third death linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.According to the Department of Public Health, a person in their 60s died in Zone 1 (Moncton area) on Sunday from “underlying complications, including COVID-19.”

The individual was residing at Notre Dame Manor and was one of the cases related to the ongoing outbreak in Moncton.

In addition, five new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the province to 104.

Three of the new cases are in the Campbellton area, people between the ages of 19 and 59 and the cases are still under investigation.

The other two cases are in the Moncton area – one person is 70, the other 80 – and both are linked to earlier cases.

Health officials have also identified a positive case in a traveler who may have been contagious on October 8.

They are asking anyone who was onboard Air Canada flight 8954 from Toronto to Fredericton to self-monitor for symptoms and to call 8-1-1 if they develop any.

Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada, Nova Scotia has reported two new cases of the virus for a total of six active cases.

Newfoundland and Labrador has not yet reported any new cases.

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