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Provincial Health Officials report three new cases of COVID-19

The provincial Health Department has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.

Premier Stephen McNeil (Nova Scotia Government photo)

That raises the total number of cases of the virus to 1,040. All three new infections were in the Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Central Zone.

Premier Stephen McNeil says the work all Nova Scotians have been doing is showing results, but added we can’t let up yet. He urged Nova Scotians to continue to work together and heed public health advice. He says the decisions we make now will directly impact how quickly more of the province can be re-opened in the future.

The QE11 Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 377 Nova Scotia tests on Saturday and is operating 24 hours a day.

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

The province’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang says we continue to see lower case numbers and thanked Nova Scotians for their efforts in flattening the curve. He says we need to continue to continue to follow public health advice and guidelines to keep the case numbers low and stop the virus.

There are two licensed long-term home homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in the province with active cases of COVID-19. Northwood in Halifax currently has 24 residents and nine staff with active cases. One other facility has one resident an active case of the virus.