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Province announces One New Case of COVID-19

The provincial Health and Wellness Department has announced one new case of COVID-19 in

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

Nova Scotia. The one new infection was in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone. To date, there have been 1,049 new cases in the province; 58 have died.

The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, says new case numbers are staying low, and Nova Scotia continues to head in the right direction. With better weather and looser restrictions, Strang urged urged residents to continue to practice good hygiene, limiting non-essential travel, staying home if you’re not feeling well, limiting large groups and wearing non-medical masks where appropriate.

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