COVID-19 cases climbing in Atlantic Canada; N.B. reports record-breaking 23 new cases

FREDERICTON — COVID-19 cases are climbing in Canada's Atlantic provinces, with New Brunswick reporting a record-breaking 23 new cases today.

During a press conference this afternoon, New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jennifer Russell said it was the highest number of cases announced in a single day since the pandemic was first declared in March.

Health authorities in Nova Scotia announced eight new cases of COVID-19 in that province, two of which are connected to previous cases.

Officials say the sources of the other six infections are under investigation.

Newfoundland and Labrador reported five new cases today, one of which is a resident of a retirement home in the town of Grand Bank.

New Brunswick has 71 active cases, Nova Scotia has 33 active infections and Newfoundland and Labrador has 18. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 21, 2020.

The Canadian Press