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No New Cases of COVID-19 reported; Province eases visitor restrictions at Long-Term Care Homes and Homes for Persons with Disabilities

Provincial Health officials say there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

There province has reconciled and consolidated data from all sources resulting in changes to

Premier Stephen McNeil (left) and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (Right) (Nova Scotia Government photo)

some numbers. The total number of cases of the virus is now 1,061; 62 people have died.

The total number of cases to date locally has also changes as a result of the consolidation under the province’s public health reporting system Panorama. Total infections in the Northern Zone, which includes Pictou county is 59, while the Eastern Zone, which includes Antigonish and Guysborough Counties and Cape Breton is 56.

There are no licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia with active cases of COVID-19.

The province also announced some easing of visitor restrictions in long term care homes and homes for persons with disabilities. Effective Monday, visits can resume at these facilities, provided they happen outdoors and visitors stay two metres or six feet away from residents and staff.