New Brunswick records first COVID-19-related death

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New Brunswick has recorded the first COVID-19 death in the province.

The death is linked to the ongoing outbreak in Zone 5, the region of Campbellton, N.B.

The cluster has been traced back to a Campbellton doctor who contracted the virus in Quebec and did not self-isolate upon his return to New Brunswick.

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In a Facebook post, Michel Ouellette has identified his father, Daniel Ouellete, as the man who died.

Daniel was a resident of Manoir de la Vallée, a 57-bed long-term care facility in Atholville, N.B.

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Bruce MacFarlane, a spokesperson for the health department, confirmed the death in an email to Global News on Thursday.

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Premier Blaine Higgs and Dr. Jennifer Russell, the province’s chief medical officer of health, will address the death at a COVID-19 update scheduled for 2:30 p.m. AT on Thursday.

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