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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted April 4, 2020 2:36 pm

Updated April 4, 2020 2:39 pm

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The four Atlantic provinces are reporting 40 new cases of COVID-19 – most of them in Nova Scotia.

Health officials in that province said today 29 new cases were recorded, which brings the province’s total to 236 confirmed cases – the highest count in the region.

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They say most of those cases have been linked to travel or a known case, but there is clear evidence that infections are spreading within the community.

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In Newfound and Labrador, eight new cases were reported, for a total of 203.

Meanwhile, health officials in New Brunswick recorded three new cases – all of them in the Fredericton area. New Brunswick now has 98 confirmed cases.

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Prince Edward Island’s total number of infections held steady at 22, as no new cases were reported today.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 4,

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