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New Brunswick opens vaccination to 18 and up, reports 42nd COVID-19 death

FREDERICTON — A resident in their 70s of the Pavillon Beau-Lieu special-care home in Grand Falls, N.B., is the 42nd person to die in New Brunswick of COVID-19.

Health officials said today in a statement the resident died in hospital.

Officials are reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 today, nine of which are in the Fredericton region and one is in the Bathurst area.

They are also announcing that New Brunswickers as young as 18 can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.

New Brunswick has 121 active reported cases of COVID-19.

Nine New Brunswickers are hospitalized with the disease, five of whom are in New Brunswick and four are in hospital outside the province.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press