Coronavirus Canada Updates: Nova Scotia reporting 14 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

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Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the province’s total active cases to 114.

Twelve of the new cases are in the central health zone, with one case each in the northern and western zones.

Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 2,253 tests Wednesday.

An additional 856 tests were administered Wednesday at a rapid-testing pop-up in downtown Halifax with five positive results. Those people were directed to self-isolate and have been referred for a standard test.

New restrictions in effect

New restrictions came into effect Thursday in most of the Halifax Regional Municipality and parts of Hants County.

The restrictions include stopping dine-in service at bars and restaurants and closing gyms, libraries, museums and casinos for at least the next two weeks. Masks are also mandatory in common areas of multi-unit dwellings like apartments and condos.

A list of what’s open and closed in the Halifax region can be found here.

Across the province, visitations to long-term care facilities are no longer allowed unless the person is a volunteer or designated caregiver.

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