Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Nova Scotia, bringing the province’s total to 90.

In a news release Friday, the province said “most” of the new cases are connected to travel or a known case.

The 90 individuals affected range in age from under 10 to their mid-70s. Health officials say two are currently in hospital and three individuals have recovered and their cases of COVID-19 are considered resolved.

Cases have been identified in all parts of the province.

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On Thursday, Strang said a St. Patrick’s Day party with about 50 people may have been where someone contracted COVID-19 earlier this month.

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The Nova Scotia Health Authority has since issued an advisory of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 on March 14 at the Lake Echo Community Centre.

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The province says none of the new cases are connected to the St. Patrick’s Day gathering and that all attendees have been contacted and are being tested.

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Nova Scotia biologists working around the clock to test COVID-19

Public health is still not able to confirm a link to community spread.