Two more people have died in Nova Scotia after contracting COVID-19, increasing the province’s death toll to nine.
It marks the third day in a row that Nova Scotia has recorded a COVID-19 fatality.
The two recent fatalities involved residents of the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax, where five people have now died. According to the union that represents workers at Northwood, Unifor, about 20 residents will now be moved to a hotel.
As of their last update, there are eight licensed long-term care homes in Nova Scotia that have COVID-19 outbreaks, with infections among 93 residents and 54 staff.
On Sunday, the province’s total case count also rose to 675, with 26 new patients in the past 24 hours. Of their total cases, 11 are in hospital, including four in intensive care, while 200 people have recovered.
To date, Nova Scotia has also seen 21,120 negative test results.