Six additional residents of the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality have died.
Of the province’s 37 total deaths, 31 of them have been at the long-term care facility, which has 305 total cases among residents (220) and staff (85).
In all of Nova Scotia, health officials have diagnosed an additional eight patients with COVID-19, increasing the province’s case count to 971. Among its total cases are 624 people who have recovered from the virus, up by 15 since Saturday. Six people are currently in hospital (down by three), including three in intensive care.
There continues to be 10 licensed long-term care homes and unlicensed seniors’ facilities in Nova Scotia with COVID-19 cases, now involving 239 residents and 109 staff members.
To date, Nova Scotia health officials have also performed 29,945 negative tests for COVID-19.