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Province announces One New Death and One New Case of COVID-19

The province’s Health and Wellness Department is reporting one death from COVID-19. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax. That raises the total number of people have died to 56.

There was also one new case identified. The new infection occurred in the Nova Scotia Health

Premier Stephen McNeil (Nova Scotia Government photo)

Authority’s Central Zone.

Premier Stephen McNeil says the province is also focusing on the economy. He says the province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang, working with Business Minister Geoff MacLellan and his department will complete consultations this week. McNeil says this is an important first step toward reopening the economy.

There are now 1,044 cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; 956 have recovered. There are nine pole in hospital, including five in intensive care.