Provincial Health officials are reporting three new cases of COVID-19. All of the new infections
are in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone. That raises the total number of confirmed cases in the province to 1,037. Of those, 930 Nova Scotians have recovered from the virus, 55 have died.
Premier Stephen McNeil says whether you are reconnecting with family or chatting with friends from a distance, do it safely. He urged Nova Scotians to continue to follow the rules and don’t take risks. He says our actions this weekend and going forward will determine how quickly the province can be reopened in the weeks and months to come.
The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang thanked Nova Scotians for taking the virus seriously. He says if we remain vigilant, more restrictions can be eased and bring more normalcy back to our lives.
There are two licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in province with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 25 residents and 9 staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident with an active case.