Province announces One Additional Case of COVID-19

Provincial Health Officials are reporting one new case of COVID-19. That raises the total

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

number of confirmed cases of the virus to 1,050. The one new infection is in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone.

Premier Stephen McNeil thanked Nova Scotians for their efforts and patience. McNeil acknowledged it has been tough, but together we are slowing the virus and making progress towards opening the province safely.

The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang says it’s still important to follow pubic health advice, practice good hygiene and limit large gatherings. He says that will ensure case numbers remain low.

There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in the province with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax has 12 residents and four staff active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.