Nova Scotia did not identify a new case of COVID-19 in its latest 24-hour stretch, which marks a first since March 15.
Of its 1,055 total cases of COVID-19, 978 people have recovered (an increase of one since Thursday’s update). The death toll remains at 59.
Of the 18 active cases, there remain eight in hospital, which includes three in intensive care.
There is currently one licensed long-term care home, Northwood in Halifax, that has an active outbreak; 10 residents and four staff members are currently infected. The facility has recorded 52 of Nova Scotia’s 59 total deaths.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, health officials in the province have also completed 40,914 negative test results.
On Thursday, Premier Stephen McNeil said that most businesses, such as restaurants, gyms, barber shops and spas, will be allowed to reopen June 5.