New Brunswick health officials report 40th COVID-19 death in the province

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick have confirmed that a person in their 80s has died from COVID-19, the 40th novel coronavirus death in the province.

The person was a resident of Pavillon Beau-Lieu, a special care home in Grand Falls.

Health officials say four residents of that home have died after contracting COVID-19.

Officials reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 today, including 10 travel-related cases of New Brunswick workers who are isolating outside the province.

Officials have also confirmed that a previously reported case in the Bathurst region has been determined to be the P.1 variant first identified in Brazil.

New Brunswick has 142 active cases of COVID-19 and six patients are hospitalized, including two in intensive care.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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