COVID-19: NS Announces 22 New Cases, None at East Cumberland Lodge – Halifax | The Canadian News

Nova Scotia announced 22 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, none of which are at the East Cumberland Lodge in Pugwash, NS, which is experiencing an outbreak.

So far, a total of 31 residents and 10 staff members in the home have tested positive for COVID-19 and two of the infected residents have died.

The outbreak is linked to a multi-day faith gathering in northern Nova Scotia in late October, which has led to the event organizer being fined for failing to verify people’s proof of vaccination.

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In a statement, the province said there are 12 new cases in the Central Zone, seven in the West Zone and three in the North Zone.

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There are active cases in all health zones, and the province said there is evidence of “limited community spread” in Halifax and northern Nova Scotia.

Two more schools, Basinview Drive Community School and Dutch Settlement Elementary, have been notified of exposures at their school. A complete list of schools with exhibitions can be found here.

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Nova Scotia Health labs completed 3,720 tests Wednesday.

With 22 recoveries, the number of active cases is 236. Of these, 17 people are in the hospital, including seven in the ICU.

According to the provincial COVID-19 panel, 84.4 percent of Nova Scotians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 80.7 percent are fully vaccinated.

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