Coronavirus Canada updates: Nova Scotia’s most fatal outbreak has no more active cases

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Three new cases of COVID-19 in HPE; six active
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Three new cases of COVID-19 in HPE; six active

There are no active cases at the Northwood long-term care facility in Halifax, which has been home to 53 of the province’s 62 total deaths.

The remaining 193 residents and staff members, who survived after contracting the respiratory virus, have now all recovered.

With no cases among LTCs in the province, Premier Stephen McNeil said outdoor visits will be allowed beginning Monday, while noting that the change will also apply to homes for people with disabilities.

On Wednesday, Nova Scotia health officials also announced that they’ve decided to alter their data by integrating their lab data and public health reporting system. It’s a first for all provinces in Canada.

The change has added one additional case to its total, involving a “Nova Scotian who tested positive for COVID-19, but who is not currently in the province and was not tested here,” according to a press release.

No new patients were identified in the past 24 hours. Of Nova Scotia’s 1,061 patients, there are 994 who have recovered from the virus.

Since the start of the pandemic, health officials have also performed 46,668 negative tests for COVID-19.

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