More than a dozen schools forced to close in New Brunswick as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

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Another sharp jump in the number of COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick is forcing the closure of more than a dozen schools.

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The rising number of closures follows reports over the weekend that indicated the latest surge in infections in the province showed no signs of giving up.

Health officials on Sunday reported 93 new cases and two virus-related deaths, bringing the province’s death toll from the pandemic to 66.

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As of Sunday, the province was dealing with 759 active cases, more than three times the number in neighboring Nova Scotia.

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Meanwhile, New Brunswick is also reporting an increasing number of hospitalizations, with 45 people in hospital with COVID-19 and 20 people in intensive care – numbers that are nearly four compared to Nova Scotia. times higher.

On Saturday, New Brunswick reported its highest single-day increase for COVID-19 infections, with 140 new cases reported and an additional four deaths attributed to the virus.

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