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New Brunswick to provide COVID-19 update Friday

New Brunswick will provide an update on COVID-19 Friday as cases continue to rise across the province.

Health Minister Dorothy Shephard and Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health, will be participating in the briefing.

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New Brunswick health officials reported 32 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday.

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Russell said in a Thursday briefing that the situation in Zone 4 is “gravely concerning.”

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Zone 4, the Edmundston region, has 113 active cases as of Thursday, over a third of the provincial total.

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Friday’s briefing is scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. AT and will be up on the Global News website.

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