Person in their 20s becomes New Brunswick’s youngest COVID-19 death, province’s top doctor announces

A person in their 20s has died of COVID-19 in New Brunswick, becoming the youngest victim of the pandemic in the province.

The person, who was the 36th in New Brunswick to die of the disease, lived in the Moncton area.

During a news conference Thursday afternoon, Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said this latest death is a stark reminder that COVID-19 “can and will strike the young as well as the old.”

“We are reminded again of the urgency of protecting ourselves, our families, our communities, from the effects of the new COVID-19 variants of concern and interest,” she said.

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