One new case of COVID-19 has been identified at the Northwood long-term care facility in the Halifax region, after all of its residents and staff had recovered earlier this week
On June 10, the province had announced that the facility had no more active cases. Throughout the pandemic, 53 of Nova Scotia’s 62 deaths have taken place at the facility. Before Saturday, the remaining 193 residents and staff members who survived after contracting the respiratory virus had recovered.
The latest resident to contract the virus increases the province’s case count to 1,062. That includes 996 people who have recovered. With the death toll remaining at 62, there are now four active cases in the province.
Since the start of the pandemic, Nova Scotia health officials have also completed 48,384 negative tests for COVID-19.