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NS Reports Three New UK Variant Cases

The province is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 today and all three are cases of the UK variant.

Health officials say two of those people are from Cape Breton County and the other is from the Health Authority’s Western Zone, but all three are now living outside the province and have no known close contacts here.

There’s now a total of 42 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, including seven in the Cape Breton County Community Health Network.

Four people in the province are now in hospital with the virus.

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Dirt Bike and Car Collide In Whitney Pier

Regional Police say two teenagers were sent hospital after their dirt bike and a car collided in Whitney Pier, last night.

Police say they got called to the crash near the intersection of Victoria Road and Wesley Street at around 8:30.

They say the 17 and 14 year-old were taken to the Regional Hospital in Sydney for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries to their legs.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Both vehicles have been seized for inspection and police say the investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Provincial Cabinet Minister Chuck Porter Not Re-offering

Provincial cabinet Minister Chuck Porter says he won’t run in the next election.

Porter holds the Lands and Forestry and Energy and Mines portfolios.
He says it’s time to turn the page after 15 years in the Legislature.

He’s the ninth Liberal MLA to announce they’re not running again.

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COVID-19 Mobile Testing Unit In Baddeck, Today

Public Health’s mobile COVID-19 testing unit is in Baddeck, today.

The unit will be parked at the Baddeck Legion until 5:00 this evening.

It’s available for drop-in and pre-booked appointments.

People going to get tested are being asked to dress accordingly because they could have to wait in line outside.

People shouldn’t come to the testing unit if they travelled outside Atlantic Canada in the last 14 days, been at a potential exposure site or been identified as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.

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Two More COVID Cases, More Variant Cases Reported In NS

The province is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 today, including another case in the Cape Breton County Community Health Network.

It’s also reporting 18 more UK variant cases have been found among earlier reported cases.  

Health officials say the new case in Cape Breton County is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.

The other new case is in the Central Zone and is related to travel outside the country.

Of the latest variant cases, ten were travel-related, seven were close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation.

Health officials say many of the newly identified variant cases are now resolved.

There’s now a total of 42 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, including a total of 6 in the Cape Breton County Community Health Network.

Three people in the province are in hospital with the virus.

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