Twenty-two people have now died in Nova Scotia after contracting COVID-19, with health officials announcing six more fatalities.
“Five occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As well, a man in his 80s with underlying medical conditions died in the Western Zone; he was not a resident of a long-term care home.” 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 191 residents and 90 staff.”
Fifteen new cases of COVID-19 were also identified in the past 24 hours, increasing Nova Scotia’s total case count to 865, which includes 420 people who have recovered from the virus. Eleven people are currently in hospital, including three in intensive care.
To date, Nova Scotia has also performed 25,119 negative test results.