Coronavirus Canada updates: Nova Scotia identifies 12 new cases, no new deaths

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Health officials have diagnosed 12 patients with COVID-19, increasing Nova Scotia’s case count to 947.

No new fatalities were reported after two straight days of having at least one recorded death.

Among the province’s total cases are 545 people who have recovered from the virus, up by 16 since Wednesday. Ten people are currently in hospital, including three in intensive care.

There continues to be 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with COVID-19 cases, now involving 235 residents and 104 staff members.

To date, Nova Scotia health officials have also performed 28,209 negative tests for COVID-19.

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