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Health officials in New Brunswick are reporting four more COVID-19-related deaths today, hours before the province enters a two-week lockdown.

Two people in their 70s died in the Moncton and Fredericton regions, and two people in their 80s died in the Saint John and Edmundston areas.

New Brunswick has reported a total of 182 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say there are 103 people hospitalized with the disease, a drop of one since Thursday. Eleven people are in intensive care.

The Level 3 lockdown restrictions, set to go into force at midnight, include the closure of gyms, entertainment venues and indoor dining at restaurants.

Retail businesses can remain open at 50 per cent capacity and with physical distancing.

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