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Province announces 27 New Cases of COVID-19

The Nova Scotia Department of Health announced 27 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the

Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang (Nova Scotia Government photo)

provincial total to 900. There are 39 confirmed cases in the northern zone, which includes Pictou County, and 50 in the Eastern Zone, which includes Antigonish and Guysborough Counties and Cape Breton.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 645 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday and is operating 24-hours a day.

In a release, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, said aggressive and accessible testing remains part of the province’s strategy. He asked anyone with two of the symptoms – fever, new or worsening cough, sore throat, runny nose or headache, to visit the 811 website or call 811 if the online options isn’t available.

As of Sunday, there were 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 198 residents and 95 staff.

To date, Nova Scotia has 26,231 negative test results, 900 positive COVID-19 test results and 24 deaths. Confirmed cases range in age from under 10 to over 90. Twelve individuals are currently in hospital, three of those in ICU. Five-hundred and nine individuals have now recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.