NS Reports 56 New COVID-19 Cases, Long Term Care Home Outbreak Grows – Halifax | The Canadian News

Nova Scotia reports one COVID-19-related death and 56 new cases Tuesday.

The person who died was a man in his 80s in the East Zone.

“It pains me very much to know that another family is mourning the loss of a loved one to COVID-19,” Prime Minister Tim Houston said in a statement.

With 28 reported recoveries, there are now 281 active cases in the province. Ten people are hospitalized, two of them in ICU.

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Of the new cases, 30 were reported in the western area, 18 in the central area, seven in the northern area and one in the eastern area.

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A comparison between the data for Tuesday and Monday of the province board shows 20 cases in children 11 years and younger, three cases in people 12 to 19, 12 in people 20 to 39, 12 in people 40 to 59, six in the age group 60 to 79, and three cases in people 80 years of age or older.

The province goes on to say that there is community spread in the northern and western areas, “mainly related to the ongoing broadcast of a religious gathering that took place in late October.”

The broadcast has now spread to other religious gatherings, workplaces, and to East Cumberland Lodge, a long-term care home in Pugwash, NS.

The province notes that 13 more residents and one more staff member tested positive at home.

A total of 17 residents and two staff members have tested positive and one resident is in the hospital.

“Public health is working with the facility to prevent further spread. Greater public health measures and restrictions have been implemented, ”the province said in its statement.

On Monday, four schools were notified of an exposure. According to the list of school exhibitions in the province, are:

  • Burton Ettinger Elementary School in Halifax (Halifax Reigonal Education Center)
  • Grosvenor-Wentworth Park Elementary in Halifax (Halifax Reigonal Center for Education)
  • Rocky Lake Junior High in Bedford (Halifax Reigonal Education Center)
  • Newcombville Elementary School in Newcombville (South Shore Regional Education Center)

On Monday, the Nova Scotia Health Authority labs completed 2,666 tests.

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The most recent data shows that 1,588,158 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Of these, 769,498 Nova Scotians have received their second dose and 5,848 eligible Nova Scotians have received a third dose.

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