FREDERICTON - Public health officials in New Brunswick have reported 18 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

FREDERICTON - Public health officials in New Brunswick have reported 18 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend.

Officials say 17 of the new cases identified on Saturday and Sunday were reported in the Moncton area, ranging in age from under 19 to over 40.

New Brunswick's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

New Brunswick's provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Nine of those infections are contacts of previously reported cases, two are travel-related and six are under investigation.

One case was reported in the Saint John region and officials say it is travel-related and involves a person in their 20s.

The province now has 37 active infections.

The news comes after officials dropped all public health measures Saturday as the entire province moved to the "green" stage of its COVID-19 recovery plan.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 1, 2021.

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