COVID-19: NS Reports 1 Death, 57 New Cases in Past 3 Days – Halifax | The Canadian News

Nova Scotia reported one death, 57 new COVID-19 cases, and 63 recoveries since the last update on Friday.

The province said a man in his 70s in the West Zone died as a result of the virus.

Of the new cases, there are 29 in the Central Zone, 17 in the North Zone, 10 in the West Zone and one case in the East Zone.

Additionally, the province said that five patients in a COVID-free unit at Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville have now tested positive for the virus as part of an outbreak at the facility. A person is in intensive care.

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The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) said it continues to screen patients at the hospital, as well as staff and doctors identified as close contacts.

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“As a precautionary measure, NSHA has made the tests available to staff and physicians at the location who want to be tested,” the province said in a statement.

As of Monday, Nova Scotia has 152 active cases of COVID-19. Of these, 11 people are in the hospital, including two in the ICU.

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Nova Scotia Health Authority laboratories completed 2,269 tests on October 22; 2,599 tests on October 23; and 2,056 tests on October 24.

As of Sunday, 1,562,774 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of these, 755,858 Nova Scotians have received their second dose and 1,037 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.

Since August 1, there have been 1,369 positive COVID-19 cases and five deaths. There are 1,212 resolved cases.

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