Coronavirus: 20 new cases identified, bringing Nova Scotia total to 147

Twenty new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Nova Scotia, bringing the provincial total to 147.

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

“As reported [Monday], public health has concluded that one case is the result of transmission within the community,” the province said in the release.

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There are now four staff and two residents of long-term care facilities that have tested positive for COVID-19.

“Appropriate infection prevention and control measures are in place for both residents and staff,” the province said.

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The individuals affected range in age from under ten to over 80. Four individuals are currently in hospital and 10 have now recovered.

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Cases have been identified in all parts of the province. To date, Nova Scotia has 5,763 negative test results.

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READ MORE: Nova Scotia schools to be closed until May 1

On Monday, Premier Stephen McNeil announced school closures will be extended to at least May 1.


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