Coronavirus Canada updates: 6 more COVID-19 deaths, all at Northwood, bring N.S. death toll to 37

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Coronavirus Canada updates: COVID-19 case identified at Whispering Ridge Community School
Coronavirus Canada updates: COVID-19 case identified at Whispering Ridge Community School

Six more people have died of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, all at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax.

So far, 37 people in the province have died from the virus — 31 from Northwood.

However, the care home is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 among its staff and residents. There are still 305 cases within the facility, with 34 recoveries.

The province is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 971. To date, 624 people are considered to be recovered.

Six people are in hospital with the virus, three in intensive care.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 734 Nova Scotia tests on Saturday. To date, there have been 29,945 negative test results.

As of Saturday, 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors facilities in Nova Scotia have cases of COVID-19, involving 239 residents and 109 staff.

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