New Brunswick health officials provided an update Wednesday regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, as well as discussing the government's ongoing response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health for the province, said during the briefing that the province has three new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the provincial total to 108.

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said that of the 108 people in the province who tested positive for COVID-19, 50 have recovered. The premier added that while this is "good news" and shows gradual improvement within the province, that could all be lost during the Easter weekend if people don't stay home.

Russell urged people to stay home during the Easter long weekend to prevent further spread of COVID-19. The doctor suggested video calling other family members so the virus isn't an "uninvited guest" at family gatherings.

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