Sixteen people have now died in Nova Scotia after contracting COVID-19 after health officials announced four more fatalities.
“Three occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality and the other occurred at Harbourstone Enhanced Care in Sydney,” according to a statement by provincial officials.
As of their last update, there are “10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with cases of COVID-19, involving 158 residents and 79 staff.”
Fifty-five new cases of COVID-19 were also identified in the past 24 hours, increasing Nova Scotia’s total case count to 826, which includes 358 people who have recovered from the virus. Ten people are currently in hospital, including four in intensive care.
To date, Nova Scotia has also performed 23,731 negative test results.