Health officials in New Brunswick report 21 new cases of COVID-19

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FREDERICTON — Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting 21 new cases of COVID-19 in the province today, along with 89 recoveries.

There are now 521 active reported cases of the virus in the province.

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Jennifer Russell says there are 40 people hospitalized, including 14 in intensive care.

A case has been confirmed at the Dieppe Boys and Girls Club and affected families have been notified.

Mobile pickup sites have been established across the province to provide access to rapid-testing kits.

Officials say 84 per cent of eligible New Brunswickers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 92.2 per cent have received at least one dose of vaccine.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 26, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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